Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Event: 1/21, Politics and Prose, DC

Yep - this is a big one:

RON SUSKIND, discusses and signs copies of The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Wed., 1/21, at 7 p.m. Free. (202) 364-1919.

UPDATE: There was probably 250 or so people there. Suskind (pronounced like mankind) was very lively, entertaining - not at all what I expected for some reason. He dropped a few bombshells which the crowd hadn't yet heard about, and by the time it was over I was really interested to know how that doofus Mr. Bush lets The White House run around him. So, I plopped down $27! Ouch! And, as usual at P&P, the store became a madhouse after the speaker stopped taking questions. It's literally standing room only in the entire upper floor of the bookstore - so people are trying to get in line for an autograph, they're trying to get in line to buy a book, and they're trying desperately to get out the dang door! Someone over at P&P, please - and this won't take a degree in Logistics - please figure out a way to improve the situation post-speaker. Get some of those rope-a-dope things that the airports use to torture their victims in wait - call the Department of Homeland Hilarity (not that you'll get through) - they'll probably be able to help you out.

P.S. Just re-found this freaky Cafe Mozart German Deli. It's like a convenience store, deli, bar, and restaurant. It's very odd, but eclectic, and they serve these gargantuan glasses of beer for like $10. Can't be all bad.

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