Here we are, so close to the end. Gianna is so upset at the prospect of the 30 Day Challenge ending that she's in mourning. I, Liz, am made of stronger stuff and will soldier on for the good of all humanity. Before Gianna burst into tears and ran screaming from her computer, though, she shared with me her picks. Here you go:
Gianna's perfect dinner party:
Serving cocktails, obviously, Dorothy Parker. No gathering of literary wits should exclude her.
|Serving drinks, Dorothy Parker|
As for the rest of the gathering, Gianna wants to dine with the funny ladies. I'm sure she's trying to lift her spirits even as she grieves for another book list winding down. She's really quite upset. At first, Gianna just wanted "Tina Fey x 10,"
but then I think she realized that Tina Fey is my doppelganger, and to diffuse that bit of awkwardness she edited her list. Now, along with Tina, Gianna will be joined by Lily Tomlin,
Liz's perfect dinner party:
I tend to start twitching in groups larger than about five people, so dinner will be cozy. I like the idea of hanging out with writers who seem like they're intelligent but unpretentious. Jeffrey Toobin, who wrote The Nine and The Oath, seems like he'd be a great dinner companion.
And Jennifer Egan; I've liked all of her books.
Mary Karr needs to be there because we could talk about East Texas and also because I suspect that she might swear.
There's a good chance that we'll eat chicken pot pie. Who doesn't love chicken pot pie?