In person, as she is in prose: just fizzing with intelligence and New Yorkish verbal dodges, giving to her world a harsh love expressed as truthfulness without compromise. Since being nice is not among her objectives, she didn't flinch at offending Iowans by saying she only comes here for the money. I too am a proud New Yorker (expat). I love the city aura she brought. But to this remark I say, "Lady, you're out of line."