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Mar 18, 2022Liked by Sari Botton

Great interview. I hope Nina has another thirty years to do whatever she wants.

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I resonate big time with Nina's vintage take on life, her loose-fitting way in the world, and her adaptability. Our peers have indeed lived a charmed existence. Isn't it interesting how we thought it would always be that way?

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Right? What was the moment for you? It started with Reagan but the big one was Trump

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I'm not sure there was "a" moment. I think had it more to do with our cohort getting older and more entrenched so that the sense of endless possibilities with no consequences started to evaporate. It was good while it lasted. Back in the day, we used to live on nothing in four floor walk-ups, wear tag sale clothes and so on. But I don't remember people having that gripping anxiety about survival that some young people have now...along with the concomitant despair.

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That despair was likely caused by our generation's irresponsible failure to vote intelligently in large numbers.

Similar to the despair and anxiety of a possible Cold War with nuclear winter.

Interesting how history rhymes...

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Your “mother’s older sister Mae, who did her own manicure the day before she died so that for her funeral no one else would have to…”. Puh puh puh. May her memory be a blessing.

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It is....

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Nina, I miss my Norma Kamali blouses all the damn time. They were gorgeous, even if the shoulder pads were the size of loaves of bread. I love your writing, and I always do. You inspire me. (Also, nice nod to "bomber [jet] planes." :) )

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But....Fluevogs....

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Oh, this one is fantastic. I want to hang out with Nina!

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Lets!

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Wonderful interview. Encourages me to rise and tackle the day, and to buy her book. Id love to spend more time with her mind.

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