"I don’t know if it is her fault, but around the time she became Prez/Ed in Chief of Automobile I stopped reading it."
Detroit-Iron, you should give Automobile another shot. Ever since Gavin Conway (a Brit) took over, the writing has gotten edgier, the Editor's retorts have gotten snarkier, and the articles have gotten more diverse (the unwritten rules to buying a Ferrari, exploring the festival surrounding the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring, working on a Lambo assembly line ... er, station, etc.). Plus, they hired Ezra Dyer full time.
I just read a piece she wrote on the Automobile magazine website about how GM is actually, truly, really this time - making the cars Americans want.
Here's the link:
This seemed a bit askew, so I googled her and found she once did an 'infomercial' for GM back in 2006 that was pawned off as actual news.
Here's the link.
Methinks Jean is a bit too cozy with GM to give her readers an unvarnished opinion of the state of affairs in Detroit. I do, however, appreciate Jamie Kitman's frank, funny, and thought-provoking column in her magazine's pages.