A Nose For Posterity

If Paula Jones has got herself a new nose, I hope it turns out to be, as my mother would have put it, cute as a button. Self-improvement is the American way. I was not among those who made snide remarks about Linda Tripp's makeover. Just because your behavior calls to mind Victor McLaglen in The Informer, there is no law that says you have to look like him as well.

Of course, final results in plastic surgery are not absolutely predictable. My father often spoke of a doctor cousin who, having decided to try his hand at beautifying noses, did...

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