The critic en route to a restaurant, incognito. Bruni tried to remain anonymous, to avoid special treatment.
"I would use names from the reference books within reach as I'm on the phone making reservations," said Bruni. "So I dined out as Mr. Webster, Mr. Fodor, Mr. Strunk, Mr. White. I mean, look around at the textbooks on your desk, every one of those surnames has been one of my pseudonyms."