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Caitlin Flanagan is Still Better Than You

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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NO DAY JOB Flanagan • Charity begins at home: The New York Observer's Michael Calderone checks in with polarizing New Yorker and Atlantic writer Caitlin Flanagan and gets this shoo-in envy inducer of a quote from Benjamin Schwarz, her editor at the Atlantic: "She's done the math, and it's not really worth it for her ... She's rewarded extremely handsomely for her book-writing, and no magazine can compete with that. Any work she's doing for a magazine, she's doing for charitable purposes." Maybe she can get her nanny to write the articles.

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