Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-5)
Elaine's is as an upscale restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It is used as a regular hang out for Stone and Dino and is also used as a main setting in the book. Discuss Elaine's and the accompanying New York attitude.
1. Elaine's is a New York institution. Discuss Elaine's as a popular spot for the rich and famous. Who goes to Elaine's? What evidence is there that the place is regularly filled with famous people from writers to actors? What is Elaine's opinion on her elite clientele? Does one have to be rich and/or famous to go to Elaine's? Is Elaine's more popular for the food or the atmosphere? Name at least five famous people that are or were regular customers at Elaine's. Discuss the notoriety and how it affects the business.
2. Many people are intimidated by Elaine Kaufman's blunt and...
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