Natalie Krinsky dishes on her new book -- The 22-year-old former college sex columnist insists the racy ''Chloe Does Yale'' character is just a persona

By EW Staff
January 17, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

Natalie Krinsky started writing her nationally recognized sex column, ”Sex and the (Elm) City,” when she was a 19-year-old undergraduate at Yale. (The entry that, uh, blew her cover with her parents, who didn’t know she wrote for the school paper? Her musings on oral sex etiquette.) By the time she was 21, she had written her first novel, Chloe Does Yale,which quickly sold to publishing house Hyperion. So is there anything left that can really turn on this 22-year-old phenom? ”Taye Diggs,” she says breathlessly, describing a past Today show appearance. ”He was on the same day as me. Which was, like, the ultimate thrill of my life.”

Get set for more, sister: Chloe, which chronicles the life of, yes, a sex columnist at Yale, is already getting interest from Hollywood types hunting the Gen-Y heir apparent to Carrie Bradshaw. ”If someone could play me?” muses Krinsky — a New York City ad brand strategist by day who insists that the freewheeling Chloe is a persona — ”Kirsten Dunst. I’d hope it was someone more fashionable, more fabulous and beautiful than I am.” As for her own romantic status, Krinsky is uncharacteristically tight-lipped. ”I think I’m going to keep it a secret because then it’s more intriguing.”