Up to Rushdie’s Standards


The Sugi put me in a literary mood, so when I spotted this on Page Six of my dead-tree edition of the NYP, I had to share it with you:

Salman Rushdie knows his way around the jet set as well as he does the literary world. Now, he’s found a way to fuse both interests by selecting books for guest rooms at Andre Balazs’ Standard Hotel. According to sources, the “Satanic Verses” author is in the process of selecting 10 “American classics,” which will be in Standard rooms during the PEN World Voices Festival April 25 to May 1. The titles, being provided by Housing Works, have yet to be confirmed. We wonder what Rushdie would suggest taking to read in the Boom Boom Room?

What, indeed. I’m not the resident Rushdie-phanatic…I believe that was Manish, but I’m curious about what he’ll select to decorate the rooms of enlighten the patrons of the Standard.

3 thoughts on “Up to Rushdie’s Standards

  1. Umm…having been to the Standard, I doubt its patrons will rush at the chance to read one of the books selected by Rushdie in their rooms. It’s more likely they’ll rush at the chance to sway the polite but firm door guards to Le Bain. I’m just saying.

  2. Speaking of Rushdie(this is a bit of a tangent) but does anyone know why he’s been married and divorced 4 times?! I wonder if he has a difficult time with committing….