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features editor at Glamour magazine because she and her writing partner, Linda
Rosenkrantz, had landed their first book
deal. But a suburban idyll also struck her
as kind of a crock.
“A lot of people who grew up in the
suburbs, women especially, have that
feeling of I don’t want to go back. It has
something to do with not wanting to be
your mother, not wanting to turn into
a conventional suburban housewife,”
Redmond Satran says. Still, Montclair had a certain allure missing from
Norwood in Bergen County, where she
“Norwood was a little town with just
the sweet shop, where I had my first job,
and John’s pizza and milk store,” she says.
“So, you know, it was pretty provincial.”
It didn’t take her long to fall for
Montclair’s charms. “When we first
moved, it was December and I wasn’t
happy. But then it was May and all the
trees and flowers were out, and I was
feeling like, Wow, I like having my kids
running around in the grass in diapers,”
she says. Redmond Satran and her fam-
ily subsequently left New Jersey twice,
once for a few years in London and again
for a few years in California. But they
returned both times to Montclair, which
has proved fertile ground for advanc-
ing her writing career. She’s now back
in California, living in a rented house
in Los Angeles and trying her hand at
TV writing. She’s yet to decide whether
she’ll return to Montclair.
Younger has the
potential to make
Redmond Satran the
next Candace Bushnell. Like Bushnell—
the author of the
1997 essay collection
Sex & the City, which
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