Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Guest Blog- Lauren Lipton

Today I am lucky enough to have the author of Mating Rituals of the North American WASP, Lauren Lipton, doing a guest blog for me!

Dear Andrea:

I confess, I'm a bit of a fraud. Despite having written a novel about White Anglo-Saxon Protestant culture, and despite my own part-WASP heritage-born in Providence, Rhode Island, to a native New Englander-I might not succeed if, like Peggy Adams, the heroine of my novel, I had to pass myself off as "one of them." Here are five reasons why not:

1. I can't drink gin-and-tonics. In fact, I can't drink gin or tonic in any form, separately or together, thanks to one unfortunate party my freshman year of college, when I decided it would be fun to toss back several G&Ts in succession. Just remembering this incident is making me queasy. Better change the subject...
2. Speaking of college, it was not an Ivy.
3. I look ghastly in pink and green. Coral and teal are lovely on me. But the authentic, preppy hues of powder-pink and lime make me look as if I've had too many gin and tonics.
4. It's hard to sail, golf or play tennis when you don't like to be in the sun.
5. I'd choose high heels over boat shoes any day.

I hope you and your readers enjoy MATING RITUALS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN WASP anyway. Do have a G&T for me!

Thank you so much for your blog, Lauren!


  1. What a fun guest post! It made me laugh.

  2. Great post. I love Gin and Tonics even though It has been a while since I had one.

  3. Laruen seems like afun person.. I have a guest post and giveaway for the new book at The Burton Review as part of the Blog tour, be sure to stop by!