CANDICE BEREN & GEORGIA STEKKER Had the Same Problem

April 14, 2015

Candice Bergen was asked in “Time Magazine”:

Why do you write that “beauty is terrifying”?

Answer: “Because it’s so vitally important to people, and they treat you very differently from other women. You have to work a little harder to find out who’s underneath your face. You have to make people comfortable with you. Of course, I’m grateful beyond words that I had it, but beauty’s very often the elephant in the room, and you’re the elephant handler.”
 
In the novel “Concerning Georgia Stekker,” the same problem pops up for Georgia at the beginning of the novel and runs its course.