Gloria, Dot, Liddy and Marjorie agreed to secret pact number thirty-four in 1962 that when their kids grow up and their husbands die, they will move to France. On the same day they started pact number thirty-five, The Dirty Book Club. “A fifty-four-year tradition that would save them all.”
M.J. Stark’s work was her escape. When she was editing other people’s stories she forgot about her own, but when she was offered co-editor in chief of her magazine, it was a kick in the teeth. She was promised editor-in-chief, but her boss didn’t think she could handle it by herself. Therefore, she left New York and moved to California to live with her boyfriend, Dan Hartwell.