Jen Lancaster’s privileged life screeched to a halt in 2001 when she lost her corporate job and was reduced to selling off her designer handbags. What’s a former high-flyer to do? Start a blog, of course. And while many blogs of the early aughties are now lost to the ether, her online fiefdom, Jennsylvania.com remains strong.
It’s been heartbreaking to see so many intelligent, well-intentioned people wringing their hands in horror at the release of “Go Set A Watchman,” Harper Lee’s sequel — or maybe rough draft — to “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Particularly at issue is the revelation that later in life, heroic lawyer Atticus Finch becomes a racist and, in fact, a card-carrying member of the KKK.