Thursday, November 12, 2009

Maryalice Huggings


Erik Jacobs - New York Times

I loved this story from the New York Times.

Mimi Read, NYTimes:11/11/09: For Maryalice Huggins, old things — particularly fine antiques — are living, breathing beings. Some radiate irresistible allure. Auctions might as well be singles bars.

So it’s perfectly in character that Ms. Huggins, 57, fell under the spell of an unusual old mirror and wrote a quirky book about her 10-year obsession with it. “Aesop’s Mirror: A Love Story” was published this week (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux), and like Ms. Huggins’s conversation, it is a looping expressway of intersecting stories and tangents.

“It’s written for people with short attention spans, like me,” Ms. Huggins said in her husky, animated voice.

Full story here.

3 comments:

Emily Evans Eerdmans said...

I *loved* this story too. I immediately looked up Grey Craig and it looks like Nicolas Cage purchased the main house - although with all of his troubles, maybe it will come on the market again....

www.CelebrityDigsHQ.com said...

Same here! Wish we could have seen more photos of the house. Didn't know about the Nicolas Cage connection . . .

penelopebianchi said...

Just about died I loved this article so much! That mirror!!!

HOLY COW!!!
REMINDS ME OF NANCY LANCASTER'S TABLECLOTH WITH THE ANIMALS OF AESOP'S FABLES EMBROIDERED.....ON IT.......WOULD KILL FOR THAT.

SOMEONE SHOULD COPY IT! I WILL PREORDER!! ( THE TABLECLOTH; NOT THE MIRROR....WHICH I LOVE ALSO!)

I HAVE 500 BOOKS I WANT TO READ.....I CAN'T LIVE LONG ENOUGH. BUT THIS ONE WILL BE 501 AND MAY JUST HAVE TO JET TO THE FRONT OF THE LIST.

TABLES ARE GROANING WITH BOOKS. LORDY!