In the 15 years Berenson spent in prison, her peers have moved from early adulthood into middle age. “The world has changed,” she told me in August. “Internet, giant malls.” Technologically, she’s catching up, and has grown comfortable using e-mail and Skype. But at 41, she is still grappling with the fallout of youthful choices that have ended badly: her vocation; her marriage; her love of Latin America.
I've never used Skype…and wow, writer Jennifer Egan not only writes Sunday NYT Magazine cover stories, she wins National Book Critics Circle Awards for her fiction. A Visit From the Goon Squad was one of my favorite books of last year even though I was intially opposed to reading it for reasons I can't even remember now.