REVIEWED BY ALLISON LYNN
Heller's follow-up to her acclaimed What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal is a scathing social comedy about '60s leftists all grown up in post-9/11 New York. The story kicks off with the famous, and famously antiestablishment, lawyer Joel Litvinoff falling into a coma. Mayhem ensues as his foul-mouthed wife, semi-lost daughters and drug-addicted adopted son attempt to sort out their disparate, and largely disappointing, lives. Heller makes some missteps—one daughter embarks on a less-than-believable affair—yet her dialogue never loses its keen bite and the story moves along with the unstoppable force of an express train.