In My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine, Kate Betts ’86 — a former editor at Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar — recalls working as a fashion reporter in Paris in her 20s, absorbing everything she could about how the French cook, dance, and dress.

When sexually adventurous Louisa meets Bear, the volatile son of a plumber, in a Princeton drizzle in 1975, sparks fly. Their story is one of several interlocking vignettes that make up the novel Louisa Meets Bear by Lisa Gornick ’77.

Judith Miller *72 breaks her silence about her career at The New York Times and the mistakes she made in reporting the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in The Story: A Reporter’s Journey. Miller reconsiders the motives of some of her sources and describes going to jail to protect her sources in the investigation of the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.