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Thinking Like Edith Wharton

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For the last few years, I’ve had Edith Wharton on the brain. See, I’m writing a book about the life of Linda Lee Thomas Porter, best known as the wife of Cole Porter. But before she was his wife, she … Continue reading

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For Cole Porter’s Birthday: My Personal Playlist

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If you think this is going to be all You’re the Toppy, ha! think again. Miss Otis Regrets [Follow the title links to hear the songs!] Supposedly, Cole Porter wrote this hilariously maudlin song on a dare: his friend Monty … Continue reading

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Add it Up

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“Wait a minute honey, I’m gonna add it up…” — The Violent Femmes  I just spent a month thinking and writing and reading and researching. I lived like a monk, haunting the libraries, completely focused. There were no distractions other … Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris & Fantasy Linda

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A sincere thank you to everyone who wrote me to make sure I knew about Midnight in Paris. This is the conversation I imagined having with all of you about the movie. Hey, you said, do you know that Cole … Continue reading

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Linda Died 57 Years Ago Today

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Note: If you’d like to follow the progress of my book, follow Linda on Twitter, @MrsColePorter. Believe me, if Linda were alive today, she would totally use Twitter. Linda Lee Thomas Porter died on this day, May 20, 1954. She … Continue reading

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