Call them bonbons with bon mots.

Jay McInerney[1] has taken a break from writing novels to pen 88 messages for special macaronlike fortune cookies that will be served at Hakkasan in NYC this month for Chinese New Year.

“I’m pushing the boundaries on short-form,” quipped the author of “Bright Lights, Big City.”[2]

At the party celebrating the cookies, Patricia Hearst landed one that read, “You will be insulted on Twitter by Donald Trump.”

Her sister Anne Hearst McInerney, who has never taken an Uber, got: “Your Uber Pool will arrive with models as passengers. You’ll end up going where they go.”

“The Goldfinch” author Donna Tartt and Steven Rockefeller traded such other prophecies as: “If at first you don’t succeed, try Botox,” “Your next anti-depressant will do the trick,” and my favorite, “Your ex will be featured in a nasty item on Page Six.”


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  2. ^ “Bright Lights, Big City.” (

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