Eden M. Kennedy

mission accomplished, pal

Eden M. Kennedy is the co-author (with Alice Bradley) of the book Let's Panic About Babies! (St. Martin's Press).

A former college-radio DJ, Mrs. Kennedy has driven cross-country six times in a 1973 Volkswagen Bug and enjoys standing on her head.

Currently she works a straight job and is just about finished writing her first novel.

Unexpectedly, having hedgehog hair impels me to be extra girly from the neck down. The grooming time saved by having short hair is now spent trying to remember to wear jewelry and makeup, and setting out nail polish in strategic locations in the vain hope that someday I'll have half an hour to paint my toenails Vixen or Sangria. One of the advantages of having hedgehog hair, however, is that I feel justified to shop with a fervor I haven't felt since Mom gave me a dollar and set me loose inside Spencer's. Behold one badly-photographed, puke-colored pair of size-eleven, three-inch platform sandals from last weekend's Kenneth Cole outlet, four-pairs-for-a-hundred-bucks, twenty-minute shopping symposium: