What Is on the Mind of Amanda Hesser, Who Turns 39 Next Year?

What Is on the Mind of Amanda Hesser, Who Turns 39 Next Year?

What Is on the Mind of Amanda Hesser, Who Turns 39 Next Year?

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Dec. 9 2010 5:11 PM

What Is on the Mind of Amanda Hesser, Who Turns 39 Next Year?

The Paris Review has got Amanda Hesser, the New York Times food columnist, documenting her interior life and media consumption this week. Highlights of the opening installment :

• [T]he jittery attention span of youth is no excuse—I’m well over thirty.

• A former food52 editor taught us oldsters the terms "douche-b" and "d-bag." In her honor, I play for everyone Kanye West’s new song "Runaway"...

• The Nancy Meyers movie is particularly enjoyable because we’re not in the aging-boomer demographic it aims for...

• Discussion of whether "kids today" read—a favorite oldster topic (kids today, with their rap and sexting!).

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Consuming food and growing old: both biological functions!