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Sarah Weinman Does Her Final Cat-Walk

<img alt="sarah3.jpg" src="/fishbowlla/files/original/sarah3.jpg" width="174" height="250" class="alignleft" hspace=7 Sarah Weinman, one-half of GalleyCat and regular LAT blogger, posted a farewell this afternoon, telling readers she was leaving the world of publishing gossip (that’s “publishing” the adjective, not the verb), to pursue some more publishing of her own.

Here’s hoping the LAT makes better use of her talents and snatches her up for steady dead-tree work.

Good luck, Sarah!

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BookExpo America Preview: Christopher Hitchens, MySpace and Book Bloggers Who Like To Party

book_expo_053107.jpgBookExpo America 2007, the nation’s largest publishing convention, kicks off at the Javits Center today. One of this year’s major convention sponsors will be, of all things, MySpace. The social networking ubernetwork, which recently launched MySpace Books, will be hosting a panel on networking and surviving as a supporting sponsor. BookExpo America already has an officially-sanctioned MySpace group with over 300 members. However, MySpace will not be the only social networking site with a presence at BEA. The quasi-Amazon affiliated Last.FM-inspired site Shelfari will be making its industry premiere at the convention as well.

Scheduled speakers on BEA panels include Joyce Carol Oates, Valerie Plame, Francine Prose and — oh, GodChristopher Hitchens.

Speaking of which, mediabistro.com is throwing a BookExpo publishing party — hosted by GalleyCat bloggers Ron Hogan and Sarah Weinman and white-hot author Dana Vachon — tonight:

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GalleyCat Slums It at the LAT

galleytimes.jpgSarah Weinman, our sister over at GalleyCat is lending her formidable knowledge of all things mystery and suspense to the LAT.


Dark Passages
, Weinman’s new monthly column, debuted this weekend. And, since we were in New York playing with all of our mediabistro.com siblings at the time, we asked her about her new gig.

“The idea is part review, part putting things into context,” Sarah tells FBLA. “I already write five book reviews a month for the Baltimore Sun, so I wasn’t interested in straight reviews.”

Instead Sarah will be writing the behind-the-scenes and analytical pieces that make any good book review section a great one. And she’ll be doing so from the study. By the fireplace. With the candlestick.

Lunch at Michael’s: Al Roker, Katie Joel and A Special Birthday Celebration

lunch_at_michaels_logo.jpgNo doubt by attending the Michael’s Media Jamboree on a Thursday — due to flu and flood, a day later than mediabistro.com’s customary weekly report on the media bigwigs who lunch — things were bound to be a little off-kilter. But as the slightly-less-than-packed crowd prepared for their cookie plates and cappuccinos, manager Steve Millington rushed over to Table One and began to … sing?! For the record, your humble correspondent (that would be GalleyCat‘s Sarah Weinman, filling in for the usual suspects) thought his rendition of “Happy Birthday” passed muster, but our bar companions stared agog at the proceedings. “Steve singing? It’s time to go!” But before that happened, Millington got a fierce bear hug from NBC weatherman extraordinaire Al Roker, trailed by a very purple, very pregnant Vanessa Haydon Trump. And if there are more questions marks and misspellings than usual, it reflects your correspondent’s woeful ability to correlate faces and names.

Here’s the rundown:

1. The birthday group, including Brooke Duchin, Tom Fallon, Bill Rondina, Giovanni LoFaro, and Alex H, all there to fete Alex “The Weasel” Hitz (who seemed to like his nickname enough when Millington used it in the birthday song).

2. Patrick Murphy and Joan Jakobson.

3. Pat Altschul, Katie Lee Joel (consistently animated with laughter) and other unidentified guests.

4. Barry Diller in full media mogul mode with an unidentified blond gentleman.

5. “Some actress,” which isn’t terribly helpful, I know.

6. Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television and friends.

7. Manolo Blahnik’s George Malkemus with Instyle.com editor Candy Pratts Price.

8. New York Social Diary‘s David Patrick Columbia at his customary table, with PR exec Debra Davis and her new client Vincent Licari who had his first Fashion Week show the day before.

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