Jewish Journal

Search our Archives!

Email to a Friend

Storybook Chance


The trophy-hunting editor's instructions were explicit: before leaving, take your handbag into the restroom and snag a napkin with a vice presidential seal. Robin Preiss Glasser, a former ballet dancer forced by injuries into a second career as an illustrator, was first intent on pocketing a job during an August 2001 trip to Washington, D.C. Simon & Schuster's children's unit was hiring an illustrator for "America, a Patriotic Primer," but not without the assent of its author, Lynne Cheney, wife of the vice president, Dick Cheney. Nervously quaking alongside the publishers' emissaries at a lunch "audience" in the vice presidential residence, Glasser managed to establish a rapport with Mrs. Cheney, who consented to the pairing.

Recipient email:
Your email:
What's this word?