“My older cousin, Gorgeous Roberta, the most beautiful girl in Yonkers, puts on a black taffeta dress with a big skirt and sprays her hair with Aqua Net, electrifying the room like magic dust, and I feel the sticky damp of a few stray drops. Fifty years later, I can still feel the drops. I will grow up and interview Sophia Loren, but no one will ever be as glamorous as Roberta, getting ready to meet her boyfriend on a summer evening in the mountains, when I am 14.”

Joyce Wadler in the New York Times, on the power of music to evoke certain periods of our lives: “It does not matter that your older, smarter brain knows how ridiculous the music is, those songs are there to stay.”


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