Friday, January 19, 2007

‘Modern Love’ Author Doesn’t See Self As Male Carrie Bradshaw

DANVILLE, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – New York Times columnist Daniel Jones might write about people’s relationships, but don’t call him a male Carrie Bradshaw.

Jones edits the Times’ Modern Love column, but is the first to admit he’s nothing like the fictional Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker.

That means no Cosmos, no dishing about dames with his pals and no fancy high heels.

More to the point: That means no actual writing. Instead, he edits other people’s relationship stories and has compiled the best ones in a new book, Modern Love (Three Rivers Press).

For instance, one girl wrote about an intense relationship with a guy that existed only through text messaging.

There was also the guy who had an affair with a woman who was not only married but had ANOTHER boyfriend on the side, and the gay man who serves as a professional prom date for his female friends.

Jones says it was hard picking just 50 columns because, he admits, “I’ve grown to love each one.”

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