@Ester Bloom I think the main thing this really BAD book tapped into is the fantasy that a guy with limitless money and power will magically smooth over all the difficulties in one's life, in exchange for nothing more taxing than BDSM as imagined by a 7th grader who possibly saw the cover of STORY OF O in a video store once.
@goodtimesnoodlesalad People on television shows also seldom go to work unless it is a plot point. I've lived in or visited enough smaller cities, where the industry I work in barely exists, to know I would not be able to have the life there I have in New York -- where I am not a character on a sitcom.
@Runawaytwin There are at least three I know of living where I do (including my own pit mix), and without a doubt the most badly behaved dog in the building is a tiny maltese who tries to attack all the bigger dogs. Thankfully there are plenty of people who have finally realized there isn't any such thing as an "always dangerous" breed of dog.
How delightful that a number of people apparently believe that Cheryl Hines was actually married to Larry David. Tribute to her acting ability, and epic reading comprehension fail...
@hershmire Having recently fled a dead-end job working for a simply terrible supervisor, I think it is easier to work with good people, no matter what. Even if I had loved what I was doing, there was no way I could continue coping with the environment.
@HelloTheFuture Assuming you were "allowed" to have the job, since a man would be hired before you, and any man working alongside you would probably be promoted before you. Sigh. Women do not really have any Good Old Days.
@Eric18 Ugly urban sprawl aside, there are valid reasons why people might not want to live in a state where business is barely regulated, the lack of income tax = very few social services for those who need them, and just about anyone can carry a concealed weapon.
I don't weigh the beans or "rinse the paper taste" out of the filter, and the coffee I make in my Chemex is still WAY better than any drip or press or any other thing I have ever used. That thing is just magic.
@JNC Musings Factory Those comments were terrific (so used to seeing trollish stuff on newspaper's websites). Bernie struck me as a bit clueless, and I was glad to see that I wasn't the only one wondering about this stuff.