• In the bad sixties, when drugs came into widespread use among adolescents and when Scarsdale mothers developed the habit of not asking about each others children for fear of what they'd hear, one knew that they were speaking-or not speaking, keeping their unhappy silence-on behalf of stricken motherhood everywhere in the country.

    Diana Trilling (1981). “Mrs. Harris: the death of the Scarsdale diet doctor”, Harcourt