Tad Friend and Amanda Hesser Have a Surprising Amount of Sex

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Yep, these two.
Yep, these two. Photo: Getty Images (Friend) Konstantin Sergeyev (Hesser)

Daily Intel muse Tad Friend's new memoir, Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor, is apparently quite revealing — in a Lady Chatterly kind of way. "Someone just told me that apparently I was having way more sex than they gave me credit for," the New Yorker writer, who is married to the Times food writer Amanda Hesser, told WWD at his book party the other night. The dirty bits, it seems, have had scarring effects on some readers: "Nothing that he’d written before would have prepared me for this," said editor David Remnick, cryptically adding, "I didn’t know what Wasps looked like naked." (What! Are there pictures? We've got to get a hold of this thing.) Graydon Carter, who hosted the party, was also apparently stunned by the revelations. "I never thought of him in this way, and I don't think I'm alone in that," he said. "I always thought he showered in a trench coat."

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