Terry Teachout

Terry Teachout is the drama critic of The Wall Street Journal and the music critic of Commentary. His books include The Skeptic: A Life of H.L. Mencken, All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine, and A Terry Teachout Reader. He writes about the arts at www.terryteachout.com.

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    The Dud Avocado

    Elaine Dundy’s hilarious novel follows the misadventures of an American girl who impulsively quits college and heads off to conquer Paris in the 1950s. “A delightful few hours of sparkling reading entertainment. Summing up: Froth and frolic.” —Newsweek