Why She’s a Virgin

Letter to NPR’s “All Things Considered”, about a piece called “A Virgin Over the Marriage Threshold”:

Given the spate of problematic memoirs from the likes of James Frey, I certainly hope that someone at ATC had the good sense to verify Caroline Langston’s account of a “progressive boarding school” where the nurse carried a Vuitton handbag, wore “too much” lipstick, and “was famous for making girls practice inserting their diaphrams over and over again”. You did fact-check this memoir, didn’t you?