the new york times : january 3, 1999

makes a mother proud
"eBay also has its literary pleasures - and I don't just mean the used-book auctions. Many eBay sellers seem to be frustrated philosophers. My favorite is a seller of vintage clothing who goes by the name enoki. Apparently, enoki sees old cheerleader outfits, deb evening gowns and the like as her chance to comment on the human condition. A recent typical entry, offering a pair of boys' cowboy boots: 'Back in the '50s, boys were encouraged to be boys, complete with little Western outfits and capguns. Nowadays, Mommy is so worried about raising a serial killer that she encourages little Andy to play with A B C blocks and leave the guns to the marines.'. Take that, J. Peterman."