His new novel, I Am Charlotte
Simmons, is in bookstores today, and he
was on the Today Show this morning promoting it. It’s a novel about college life,
especially the sexual bacchanal there today. Good on him for having the guts to say that sexual purity is a big
deal. He said further (and I paraphrase): “A generation ago, the worst slut
would not admit to it, but today, a girl who is still a virgin will pretend
she’s sexually experienced. That’s not natural.” I’m going to stop at
Borders on the way home from work today and get my copy of the novel.