Lifestyles of the Rich and Infertile
SHORTLY AFTER September 11, there began to appear an unusual number of paeans to family life-unusual, at least, for the more fashionable precincts of New York City. The editors, pundits, and publicists who set the tone in these matters let the rest of us know that the proper response to the great loss of life and security was a return to domestic pleasures, to the things that “really matter.” “Lifestyle” articles extolled the comforts of entertaining at home and discussed the worries of “commitment-phobic” Manhattan singles, so jolted by the terrorist attacks that they were seriously considering settling down.
About the Author
Lisa Schiffren, a former journalist and White House speechwriter, contributed “Lifestyles of the Rich and Infertile” to the July-August 2002 COMMENTARY.