In "The Rich Boy," F. Scott Fitzgerald writes "the very rich are different from you and me."
He probably wasn't talking about a sleepover at a luxury hotel, but that line hums through author Annabelle Gurwitch's mind in "I See You Made an Effort" as she samples the sauna, swipes the toiletries and has a shower "experience" just this side of "Psycho."
"Pulling on my robe, I again think of that line--the rich are different than you and me--and then I remember the rest of the sentence-- and we will know them by their showers," she writes. "No, that can't be right. I know that, but my brain got jangled during the monsoon and it seems true. In less than five minutes, I've been drenched with enough water for several large families to cook and bathe for a week. How, I wonder, will I ever go back to my state mandated low flow shower head with its 2.5 gallon per minute limit?"
Gurwitch joins The Daily Circuit to discuss her latest book.
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