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Scary Boss Talk @ Because She Can Book Party


Ex-Village Voice sex columnist Rachel Kramer Bussel reports:

Downtown bar Manahatta was where 130 came out to celebrate former ReganBooks editor Bridie Clark‘s debut novel Because She Can. Among the literati at the party were Clark’s editor Karen Kosztolnyik and Warner publicist Laura Adams, along with staffers from other houses, including Harpercollins, Penguin, Rodale and Simon & Schuster.

While Clark’s former boss Judith Regan‘s scandal still simmers, talk at the party was more about the attendees’ own scary bosses. Kostolnyik admits to having worked for such a tyrant-like superior, while Angela Polidoro, an editorial assistant at Rodale, said, “You realize how great your boss is when you hear about other people’s bosses from hell.” (For the record, her current boss is Leigh Haber, who’s launching a new imprint at Rodale.) Simon Spotlight Entertainment editorial assistant Cara Bedick wouldn’t cop to any evil bosses in publishing, but nodded enthusiastically at Polidoro’s statement.

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Media Events: 02.22.07

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THURSDAY 02.22.07

WHAT:’s Because She Can Book Party
WHO: Bridie Clark
WHEN: 6:30-8:30PM
WHERE: Mannahatta, 316 Bowery (at Bleecker St.)
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Taking a page from the Devil Wears Prada playbook, Clark’s buzzed-about, “fictional” account of her stint at Judith Regan’s HarperCollins imprint has captured the mediarati interest in this town. That is, until the next Devil.
NOTE: RSVP here.

WHAT: Black Snake Moan: A Screening
WHEN: 8:00PM
WHERE: Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Is Samuel L. Jackson being snakecast? Find out.
NOTE: RSVPs only.

WHAT: Opening Reception for Andy Warhol: In His Wake
WHEN: 6:00-10:00PM
WHERE: Carrozzini von Buhler Gallery, 407 West 13th Street
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Go to celebrate (?) the 20th anniversary of Warhol’s death as the gallery “will be transformed to look like Warhol’s infamous Silver Factory with glittering silver walls, disco balls, silver pillow balloons, and aluminum foil drapes.” And the off-off-off-off-off chance Sienna Miller shows.

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  • Media Events: 02.12.07

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    MONDAY 02.12.07

    WHAT: “The State of American Democracy”
    WHO: Newark Mayor Cory Booker
    WHEN: 6:00PM
    WHERE: The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 W 12th Street
    WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Booker’s buzz has been quietly building — he was a panelist at Time magazine’s Person of the Year luncheon in November — and comparisons to Barack Obama abound.

    WHAT: John Marks Presents Fangland
    WHEN: 7:00PM
    WHERE: Barnes and Noble, 4 Astor Place
    WHY YOU SHOULD GO: A former 60 Minutes producer’s take on the classic vampire novel. Blood-sucking!

    WHO: Regan Book editor and author Bridie Clark
    WHAT: Because She Can book party
    WHEN: 7:00PM
    WHERE: The home of Marisa & Matt Brown
    WHY YOU SHOULD GO: To fete the former Regan Books editor and author Clark, and to ask Harper Collins CEO Jane Friedman, one of the evening’s expected guests, for her on-the-record take on sacking Judith Regan.
    NOTE: Private event.

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