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Marc Adelman Signs Onto Rodale Books

The Rodale Books division is announcing a notable addition to its staff: DC-based political consultant Marc Adelman, who was Self Magazine’s Washington Editor, is joining the leading healthy lifestyle publisher as Contributing Editor for Rodale Books. The news was first reported by Politico over the weekend minus the detail that he’s no longer working for Self.

In this new role, according to a release, “Adelman will be responsible for generating book concepts and developing partnerships with newsmakers and tastemakers to tell their stories in book form for the company. He’ll also advise on similar content for Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Prevention, working closely with Dave Zinczenko, General Manager of Rodale’s Healthy Living Group who oversees the Rodale Books division, and Steve Perrine, Publisher, Rodale Books.”

Photo Credit: Greg Powers for Capitol File.

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A Soiree to Remember…

To celebrate its 5-year anniversary under President Jason Grumet, the Bipartisan Policy Center, which the NJ has called “one of Washington’s most attractive destinations for former lawmakers, Cabinet members, and others”, is hosting an “Open House” tonight. Expected media in attendance…Capitol File‘s Publisher Sarah Schaffer and Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett, Self Magazine’s D.C. Editor Marc Adelman, The Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab, Twitter’s Adam Sharp, HtuffPost‘s Christina Wilkie, Bloomberg’s Darin Ohlandt, former CNNer Kathleen Koch, TV Chef Jose Andres, CNN’s Linda Roth, Business Round table’s Kirk Monroe and Susan G. Komen’s Kiki Ryan and former TIME scribe Tim Burger.

Partying in the Great Hall

On Tuesday evening, more than 350 people attended The Atlantic and NJ’s pre-State of the Union reception at the Library of Congress’ Great Hall.  They had more than 50 members of Congress and their staff in attendance, as well as those from the worlds of media, politics, and business.  At right is Capitol File‘s Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett and Self Mag’s Marc Adelman. Photo credit: Tony Powell.

Members of Congress in attendance:
Shelley Berkley Representative (D-NV)
Gregory Berry Legislative Director (D-KY)
Roy Blunt Senator (R-MO)
John Carney Representative (D-DE)
Stephen Cohen Representative (D-TN)
James Cooper Representative (D-TN)
John Dingell Representative (D-MI)
Lloyd Doggett Representative (D-TX)
Keith Ellison Representative (D-MN)
Gene Green Representative (D-TX)
Mike Kelly Representative (R-PA)
Leonard Lance Representative (R-NJ)
James Lankford Representative (R-OK)
Zoe Lofgren Representative (D-CA)
Tim Scott Representative (D-CA)
Henry Waxman Representative (D-CA)
Max Weiss Press Secretary Rep. Lee Terry
Joe Wilson Representative (R-SC)
John Yarmuth Representative (D-KY)

Makeup/fashion Q of the week: Should a woman’s lipstick match her bright pink blazer?

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CNN Mama Back From Leave

CNN’s Dana Bash returns to work today after maternity leave. She’s married to CNN anchor John King. The couple had a baby boy, Jonah Frank, back in late June. Some may recall that she never let her pregnancy slow her down. In mid-June she was the first cable news reporter to break the news of then-Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s resignation from Congress. This was nine months into her pregnancy.

Of course she’s full of mixed feelings about her return.

“Back on the twitterverse and back to work today after an extended maternity leave. Excited to return but also #missingmybabyalready,” Bash wrote this morning.

Friends tried to reassure her. CNN Democratic Contributor Hilary Rosen remarked, “Welcome back Dana. Jonah will be fine!” SELF Mag’s Marc Adelman called it a “huge day.” He wrote, “Most folks exited for Santa coming back this wk. Not me…Dana all the way.” Her followers also had kind (and er, interesting) things to say. One guy named Phil wrote, “Welcome back? Doesn’t CNN allow you to bring kids to work?” Another asked, “Awww, where are the pictures??? Lol.” Still, another said simply, “You were missed by your viewers.”

Brounstein Upped at SELF

SELF Magazine Editor-in-Chief Lucy Danziger today announced today that Laura Brounstein has been named Features and Entertainment Director for the magazine.  Although based in New York City, Brounstein has spearheaded efforts to increase the publication’s coverage of Washington and was responsible for hiring Marc Adelman as SELF’s first DC editor.

“Laura’s role has broadened into additional editorial areas extending beyond the healthy habits of celebrities,” Danziger told us. “Her expertise is helping SELF expand our reach and influence within the DC community as she continues to deliver our audience of 12 million the most inspiring news and lifestyle information about their favorite SELFy stars.”

Brounstein has been SELF’s Entertainment Director since 2007.  Before joining the magazine industry, she  worked in television, as a Segment Producer for Extra and an Associate Producer for Good Morning America. As a college student, she was a Press Assistant/Intern in the White House Press Office.

Adelman Not Crazy, Just Slow to Start

On December 1st of last year Marc Adelman was named D.C. editor of SELF magazine, a Conde Nast publication focused on women’s fitness and well-being.  But after eight months and no byline, we were beginning to think Adelman’s SELF gig was about as legitimate as Nelson Lewis‘s role at Rolling Stone.   So you can imagine our surprise this week when we received a link to Marc’s long-awaited first piece: “Thank you, Betty Ford.”  You can check it out here.

The First Toast

From L to R: Budding Fashion Reporters Jocelyn Luddy and Reilly Folsom.

WHCA President David Jackson (USA Today) and NYT’s Mark Leibovich

What’s a party with Washington’s media elite without bourbon, beer, wine, Food Truck quality mac ‘n cheese and 11-year-old fashionistas to put guests in the hot seat?

The view from the American Gas Association offered guests a perfect shot of the Capitol. The crowd at last night’s WHCD party thrown by QGA and FD blended White House correspondents like CNN’s Ed Henry, Ebony‘s Kevin Chappell, The Hill‘s Sam Youngman and USA Today‘s David Jackson , USA Radio Network’s Connie Lawn, and Politico’s Julie Mason with Fortune‘s Tory Newmyer, Politico‘s Amie Parnes, RealClearPoliticsErin McPike, Roll Call‘s John Stanton and NYT‘s Carl Hulse. Let’s just get one thing straight: NYT‘s Mark Leibovich has heard all the “bcc” jokes out there. And yours will not be special. Welcome to the first party leading into WHCD weekend.

The food was catered by D.C. food trucks of lore CapMac and Sauca and guests were dying over the mac ‘n cheese. Dessert was Good Humor ice cream bars from a cart complete with an umbrella. One partygoer remarked that the party could have been held on an outside corner. But a party outside wouldn’t have allowed for the two-station open bar, where bartenders made unsolicited repeat drinks for many of the journos. One guest called one of the bartenders “the motherf*cking man.”

Other guests in the crowd: QGA’s Jack Quinn and wife, Susanna, FD’s Jackson Dunn, Stacey Bowlin, Jared Allen and Mary Kathryn Cover, Terry McAuliffe, QGA and FBDC’s Matt DornicWaPo‘s Amy Argetsinger, SELF’s Marc Adelman, Pamela Sorensen of Pamela’s Punch, The Hill‘s Christina Wilkie and Emily Goodin, CNN Publicist Edie Emery and Megan Grant and TWT’s Emily Miller.

Miller said WHCD week makes her feel like an awkward teenager. “It brings out the worst 16-year-old in me,” Miller said, explaining that her worries go like this: ‘”Why wasn’t I invited to that party?’ or ‘Was I too fat for this dress?’” She adds, “At least I was invited to the pre-pre-pre-pre-pre party.”

The fashionistas at the party were Jocelyn Luddy (daughter to Jack and Susanna) and her friend, Reilly Folsom, who were testing out their journalistic skills by interviewing female party guests and Adelman. They’re trying out for a fashion blog out of San Fran called StyleBistro.com. They asked their subjects questions about what uniform they’d want for work if they had to have one and what styles they missed and didn’t.

The girls in flowered skirts and white T-shirts weren’t amateurs. They had practiced their questions for days. They cajoled by saying funny things like, “Come on, I want all the deets.” As the pair interviewed USA Today‘s Jackie Kucinich, the whole scene became so focused that photographers like Roll Call‘s Tom Williams began snapping pictures of the interview. Afterwards, Kucinich and Argetsinger (also interviewed by the girls) second-guessed their answers that involved Pappagallo purses and culottes.

Alec Jacob contributed to this report.

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Author Graham Moore’s Presidential Perks

Novelist Graham Moore with VP Joe Biden

Dealing with the spotlight from a famous mother or father can be drag.  Just ask Chelsea Clinton, Jackie Kucinich or Meghan McCain.  But as new novelist Graham Moore will tell you, having a political power parent also has its perks. While most authors receive a pat on the back after publishing their first book, Moore, the 29-year-old son of outgoing FLOTUS Chief of Staff Susan Sher, is being honored with a lineup of high-profile parties (two in the District alone).  Unfortunately for the fetes to follow, Moore’s first will be nearly impossible to top.

Hosted last night by Dr. Jill Biden and Susan Sher at the residence of the Vice President, an intimate group of  administration and media power players gathered to toast the first-time novelist and his book “The Sherlockian.” Trimmed out for the holidays, the glistening residence at One Observatory Circle welcomed a guest list that included Sec. Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, a bubbly and warm Justice Sonia Sotomayor , White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, Alan Greenspan and Ambassador Fujisaki of Japan to name just a few.

The fourth estate was represented by a number of faces from NBC – Andrea Mitchell, Norah O’Donnell with husband Geoff Tracy, Howard Fineman, Washington Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker and wife Alexis Gelber.  Glamour’s Linda Kramer Jenning, WaPo’s Amy Argetsinger, Huffington Post’s Sam Stein, SELF’s Marc Adelman, ABC News Washington Bureau Chief Robin Sproul, Tammy Haddad,  and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times rounded out the media invitees. Author and journalist Christopher Hitchens, whose recent cancer diagnosis seemed to have little effect on his spirit, was also in attendance with his son and daughter who are visiting from London.

While joking that his publishers have been instructed to send all press clippings directly to his doting mother, Moore was interrupted by Vice President Joe Biden who walked down the steps of his home to surprise and congratulate the boyish new author.  How’s that for a first book party?

Moore’s next Washington book bash will be held at the home of Hilary Rosen on December 6, 2010.  Check out his book “The Sherlockian” here.

Tammy Haddad with Justice Sotomayor

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Marc Adelman Named DC Editor of SELF

Public affairs consultant Marc Adelman has been named D.C. Editor of SELF, Condé Nast’s fitness and well-being mag for women.

“There are more opportunities than ever to deepen SELF’s impact in Washington and to partner with individuals and organizations that represent women’s interests,” said Adelman in announcement about the new position. “SELF’s message that small steps can add up to major change really resonates with the power base here in D.C,” he added.

The new gig will be on a contributing basis.  SELF Editor-in-Chief Lucy Danziger made the announcement, effective immediately.

DC’s Women in Media Support the Rebecca Project


Juleanna Glover and Richard Wolffe with Rebecca Project’s Malika Saada-Saar and a party guest.

Juleanna Glover opened the doors of her Kalorama home Saturday night to some of DC’s most powerful women in media to benefit the Rebecca Project for Human Rights. This is a group founded by executive director Malika Saada-Saar and Autumn VandeHei to advocate for women who have survived addiction, incarceration and poverty.

Women who have benefited from the Rebecca Project, the “Mother Leaders” attended the party, sharing their stories with special hosts Carol Browner, Tammy Haddad, Betsy Fischer (who had to leave early for a “Meet the Press” pretape with Secretary Hillary Clinton), Norah O’Donnell, Amy Holmes, Robin Sproul, Sally Quinn and Jessica Yellin.

It was most certainly a ladies night… CNN’s Dana Bash and Edie Emery, WaPo‘s Liz Spayd and Ceci Connolly, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and Kiki Ryan, Politics Daily‘s Emily Miller, msnbc.com’s Carrie Dann, Congress Daily‘s Erin McPike, Time‘s Jay Newton Small, The Hill‘s A.B. Stoddard, Washington Life‘s Janet Donovan, Christina Sevilla, Miss DC 2008 Kate Marie Grinold and Katie McCormick Lelyveld from First Lady Michelle Obama’s office attended. And the Glover sisters- TWT‘s Liz Glover, Becca Glover and Kristin Glover.

These ladies were joined by Politico‘s Jim VandeHei, host Autumn’s husband, O’Donnell’s husband Chef Geoff Tracy, NYT‘s Mark Liebovich, WaPo‘s Perry Bacon, Richard Wolffe, Winston Lord, Mix 107.3′s Tommy McFly, Lee Brenner, Mark Paustenbach, Pepper Watkins, Marc Adelman, Michael Feldman and White House economic advisor Austan Goolsbee. Also Susanna Quinn and Jack Quinn, and Shanti Stanton and Matt Stanton.

In remarks at the party, Saada-Saar thanked VandeHei and the women involved, “Our organization stands on the shoulders of many people.” “We come together to honor the work of these women, to honor the work of mothers and to really recognize what happens when we as women and mothers come together across the divides of race, class, education, lived experience and honor ourselves,” she said.

The event was sponsored by Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Women, and Brown-Forman generously donated the party’s wine and martinis. Attendees could donate online or by pledge cards.

For more on these women’s stories, check out Emily’s Post on Politics Daily, and for video of Saar’s remarks, check out Politico Click.

Photos by Emily Miller.


NPR’s Michel Martin, Autumn VandeHei and Amy Holmes.


CNN’s Dana Bash and Jessica Yellin.

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