About the Hausfrau: Who Wants to Know?

You want to know who the Hausfrau is? She’s a person who used to be a bookseller, used to be able to stay up past 11 p.m., used to go to shows. Now she’s usually in bed by 9.30, usually at home, and usually none too pleased with the state of things. She lives in a very nice neighborhood in a college town in Connecticut, which sounds very tony but it isn’t, really. Not for the Hausfrau. She’s just been here so long, she’s grandfathered in.

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