Elaine Lobl Konigsburg (1930-2013)

Larry Craig should have read the book to learn to stand ON the toiletThis was my favorite book as a kid. The idea that a girl could run away and have a grand time in the grandest museum in the world was delicious beyond belief. I wanted to be Claudia Kincaid’s best friend.

When I walked into the Met for the first time when I was 24, I almost began to weep realizing I was in Claudia’s home away from home.

I’ll go be verklempt over there in the corner, with all the other female Generation Xers.

[NYT: E.L. Konigsburg, Author, is Dead at 83]
[New Yorker: Postscript]

Meanwhile, golf claps to the brilliant beyond belief TLo analysis of the costumes in Sunday’s Mad Men episode. They hit this one out of the park.

@SanFranLefty: “Hold that thought.” Fucking brilliant.
And I adored “Mixed-up Files.” Didn’t we all want to be Claudia?

@SanFranLefty: Maybe I should watch this show. BTW I’m flying to OAK this AM but catching a shuttle for a conf in Napa.

Ordered the book based on your post. My kids need that kind of inspiration.

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