Click here to read the abstract of the story on The New Yorker webpage (this week’s story is available only for subscribers). Ben Lerner’s “The Golden Vanity” was originally published in the June 18, 2012 issue of The New Yorker.
As requested by Aaron, here is a placeholder for “The Golden Vanity.” I’ve started this one and am almost done, but I keep getting pulled away (we are preparing to move across the country). I’ll have my thoughts on here soon. In the meantime, do you think this is overdone or done just right (surely, not underdone, right?)? A glimpse into my thoughts so far: I’m enjoying it, but I’ve found it easy to be pulled away.