September 06, 1999 12:00 PM


Paralleling the life of its young author, an ex-sex columnist in New York City, this wry novel details the exploits of a recent college grad who finds her bliss as—surprise!—a sex columnist. (Simon & Schuster, $23)

SEE JANE WIN Dr. Sylvia Rimm The Today show’s resident parenting expert surveys successful women to learn how childhood experiences such as team sports and travel inspired role models in fields like law, education and the arts. (Crown, $25)

THE KIND I’M LIKELY TO GET Ken Foster From a divorced bookstore clerk to a drug dealer for movie stars, the characters in this spare story collection grapple, ineptly and often amusingly, with their baroque, twisted fates. (Quill, $12)

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