Of course the flip side is that when I'm sick I have the freedom to buy myself Vicks Vapor Rub and chicken soup.
Wendy Shalit received her B.A. in philosophy from Williams College in 1997. Her essays on literary and cultural topics have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Slate, and other publications. The response to her first book, A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue (1999) inspired her to launch the forum ModestlyYours.Net. Her book Girls Gone Mild will be published by Random House this June.