Thursday, May 18, 2006

Linda Ellerbee

”If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?”

- Linda Ellerbee

You know what really tells you something sad about our culture? The Wikipedia entry on Linda Ellerbee actually makes a point of mentioning that this incredibly successful woman gained 50 pounds during the 80’s and then lost that weight in the mid-90’s. It DOES say that it was “highly publicized,” so perhaps that explains it. All the same, I doubt they would make particular mention of a male journalist gaining weight as he got older - at least not in a brief biography. There are four paragraphs and one short one is entirely to address her weight gain. How depressing.

Anyway, I’m planning on picking up a copy of her most recent book Take Big Bites, because any book written by a smart woman that involves travel and food sounds like a good read to me.

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