I have not enjoyed the LA Times Book Review in years. It was particularly pitiful under David Ulin. But the fact that the Times isn’t going to even have a book review speaks volumes about the implosion going on over on Spring Street. I used to write for the Times book section under Digby Diehl, who also did an admirable job editing the book section of the old Herald-Examiner. That paper was actually gaining Sunday circulation when a deal was struck with the Chandlers to kill it. My bird — a very intelligent African Gray named Oliver — misses the book section too. It fit the bottom of his bird cage so nicely.
is the books editor at Glamour. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Self, Glamour, O, People, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Huffington Post, The New York Times Book Review, LA Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times; and Newark Star-Ledger. She lives in New Jersey with her family.
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Lynda is currently writing a bi-monthly blog for the culture channel, and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post. She also writes for the New York Times Book Review, LA Times Book Review, The Nation, and Harper's Magazine. Lynda wrote an Oscar dialogue for both and New York Magazine with film critic David Edelstein, and was the moderator for the November 2007 Women in Hollywood issue of Elle.