Clinton Pollster Sees Future Filled With Snipers, Teen Knitters

The woman reading over my shoulder on the subway was clearly drawn to a chapter about Cougars, or “women who date younger men.”

“What’s the name of that book?” she suddenly demanded.

So I showed her: “Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes” by Mark J. Penn, the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

My fellow commuter told me she herself was a Cougar, age 50, dating a man of 34. She seemed delighted to be part of a certified trend.