Finally, a major American newspaper has run an obituary of Elaine Dundy–and guess where it is? In Los Angeles. Another raspberry to the New York Times!
I note with pleasure the following paragraph about The Dud Avocado:
When the book was reissued last year in the New York Review Books classics series, critic Terry Teachout described Sally Jay as the “spiritual grandmother of Bridget Jones,” a characterization that Dundy relished.
I’m glad to know that.