Chloe Does Yale by Natalie Krinsky

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A sparkling first novel by Natalie Krinsky, the witty, provocative sex columnist for the Yale Daily News.

Chloe Carrington is a typical Yale student, except that along with toiling through the usual grind of coursework, she pens a notorious and much-dished-over sex column for the campus newspaper. This touch of fame has wrought havoc on her social and love life, turning it literally into an open book. Chloe doesn't help matters much; she likes to share and can't resist divulging the gory details of her most recent date (or lack thereof) in her column, baring her soul for all to see.

Like her friends, she dreams of hooking up with Mr. Right, at least for a little while--but that proves even more arduous than participating in Yale's notorious "shopping" session (a two-week period in which students are encouraged to take as many classes as possible, in order to decide what courses to enroll in for that semester). As Chloe probes the campus hot spots, we get a peek at just what goes on behind the Ivy League's dormitory doors--from drinking at Toad's to "Exotic Erotic" (Yale's answer to a Hugh Hefner'style Playboy party, complete with coeds in skimpy bikinis).

Teeming with exuberance and late-night shenanigans, Natalie Krinsky's novel is filled with humor and candor about typical college situations both inside and outside the dorm room.

About Natalie Krinsky

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Natalie Krinsky is a recent graduate of Yale University, where she authored the Yale Daily News column "Sex and the Elm City." She now lives and works in New York City.
Published March 1, 2005 by Hyperion. 272 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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For fiction, she didn’t look terribly far for inspiration but comes up with the story of one Chloe Carrington, who writes a column for the Yale Daily News called “Sex and the Elm City.” At least some of those columns appear to be original Krinsky ones, strung together with the faintest of fiction...

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But Krinsky's tacit acknowledgement of her debt to Candace Bushnell—whose sex columns inspired the original Sex And The City—doesn't make Chloe Does Yale's slangy style, knowing tone, and erotic misadventures any less derivative.

Mar 22 2005 | Read Full Review of Chloe Does Yale


(Sometimes unrealistically so: It's hard to believe that Chloe's column suggesting sex should occasionally be tied to affection would seem like news even to jaded under-grads.) Chloe's intimates are intriguing—her erudite pal who must choose between two philosophy scholars and her prissy roommate...

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