More Truth and Beauty

I know it’s Saturday morning and I’m not really supposed to be on here but I couldn’t resist sneaking in to post this snippet from Lorrie Moore’s “And You’re Ugly, Too” in honour of CAAF’s great posts about Ann Patchett’s new memoir.

…she walked … past an earring boutique called Stick It in Your Ear, past a beauty salon called Dorian Gray’s. That was the thing about beauty, thought Zoe. Look it up in the yellow pages, and you found a hundred entries, hostile with wit, cutesy with warning. But look up truth — ha! There was nothing at all.

“And You’re Ugly, Too” is from the collection Like Life.