Someone Will Be with You Shortly: Notes from a Perfectly Imperfect Life
Fans of Lisa Kogan's column in O magazine will revel in the characteristic deadpan wit on display in her first book, Someone Will Be with You Shortly.
Like the bit of banter you don't think of until ten minutes after the
dinner party has broken up, Kogan's riffs on motherhood, politics,
relationships, and life itself are what we wish we'd said, only sharper
and funnier. ("Johannes and I are not married in the eyes of the law,"
she writes about her daughter's father, who lives in Switzerland, "[but]
we have privately vowed to irritate each other for as long as we both
shall live.") This is good stuff. And believe us: We're not just saying
that because her office is down the hall.