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January 11, 2013

Erica Kennedy — "The champion of low expectations"

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Below, what Edith Zimmerman wrote about Ms. Kennedy in the December 30, 2012 issue of the New York Times Magazine.

"I just want to be home in sweats and glasses, writing," the author Erica Kennedy once told The Philadelphia Inquirer. While at home in sweats, she wrote a best-selling novel, and then a follow-up, but you wouldn't necessarily know it from her Twitter bio, which reads, "Harpy in trousers," with no mention of her books "Bling" or "Feminista." "I don't blame anyone for having high expectations of me," she once said, "but it goes back to what does 'having it all' mean? Does it mean having some fancy title, executive perks, making a lot of money, having your book on The New York Times' best-seller list? Or does it mean waking up and looking forward to your day, whatever you make of it?" For me, as for her, a good day involves writing at home in sweats, sending funny e-mails and maybe Twitter. Everything else is a bonus.

Concur.

Erica Kennedy was found dead at her home in Miami Beach in June of last year.

She was 42.

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Life, the Universe, and everything = 42.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jan 11, 2013 4:43:41 PM

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