Tad Friend’s field guide to WASP
June 4, 2010
Listen back to a Radio Times interview with TAD FRIEND, who has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998. He writes the magazine’s Letter from California, and short pieces such as a recent snapshot of Belarusian entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk and this winter’s piece on Phyllis Diller at age 92. His most recent book, Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor, was chosen as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Chicago Tribune. He lives in Brooklyn and is married to the journalist Amanda Hesser, formerly the food editor of the New York Times Magazine, and was the title character in her second book, Cooking for Mr. Latte: A Food Lover’s Courtship, with Recipes.