In one chapter, Kilborn highlights a Milton woman who seems exasperated after living in my supposedly image-conscious neighborhood of White Columns, where, “for wives gathered at the courts and the pool, decked out in bikinis and little tennis dresses, appearance was paramount.” He quotes her as saying: “There are a lot of people in their forties who have had plastic surgery, laser surgery, breast implants. ... The big graduation gift for girls leaving high school is a breast implant.”
Let’s get this out now: There are many shallow people in this world, and they don’t all live in Milton! Kilborn loses some journalistic integrity when he chooses not to find even one Milton woman who plays tennis because she’s really good, is attractive because she’s naturally pretty, or who has managed, despite not knowing where she’ll live next year, to become involved in school, church and community where she can find other fascinating, intelligent women.