I was born and raised just outside New York City and retain a New Yorker's sensibility in most respects, though life has taken me quite some distance from midtown. (The girl's out of New York, but New York isn't out of the girl.) I’m a Duke and Oxford grad and a great admirer of people who do things I could never do in a million years, like win ski-jumping competitions and sing really well. I believe a bone-dry martini is the perfect cocktail and that P.G. Wodehouse was a genius on par with Shakespeare. I’m an expatriate, a mother of three, and an enthusiastic practitioner of compound archery and complicated knitting.