"For me, it’s what I want from The New York Times on a weekend,” said Singer, 45, her voice picking up. “I want a good, sexy, neurotic story about New York literary life in the Seventies. I want the New York Review of Books parties. I want a little Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. You have that literary dream of New York. It’s got it all."

— Sally Singer, talking about the excerpt of Sempre Susan by Sigrid Nunez that will run in T right around the time we finish editing Sigrid’s episode of Cooking the Books!  This is also what I want from the New York Times on a weekend, and from life in general.