Sally Quinn, whose first novel was titled “Regrets Only,” doesn’t have any second thoughts about writing of her “dysfunctional family” drama in The Washington Post last week.
“I have absolutely no regrets at all,” Quinn told POLITICO.
While Quinn isn’t sorry about writing it, others — from family members to online critics to the paper’s top editor — are.
Quinn said Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli told her that if he’d seen it first, he wouldn’t have run the column explaining the “dueling weddings” of her son and stepson’s daughter and squabbles among family members. And now Brauchli has decided “The Party” — her irregularly appearing print column launched in November — is over.
But Quinn says she’s glad, because it was never intended to be a permanent column but, rather, to focus on holiday entertaining and “generosity of spirit” — the sort of spiritually inspired get-together that would also work in “On Faith,” the WashingtonPost.com site she co-moderates with Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham.