Books Book People Know How to Party Sometimes
posted by May 31 at 11:00 AMon
Last night, there were any number of parties. This is not unusual for a BEA, but, of course, because we’re in Hollywood this year, there are lots of celebrities everywhere, hosting parties. Thus far, there have been parties with Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Alec Baldwin, George Hamilton, a party for Ted Turner at Larry King’s house, and a party at Prince’s house.
There are lots of starfuckers here, of course, like everywhere, but one of the best things about booksellers is the way that they try to make everything sound so…uninteresting. “Oh, yeah, tonight is the Ted Turner thing and then I’m going out to Prince’s…it’s not so far, they’re both in Beverly Hills. I might be able to swing by the Baldwin thing for a minute, though.” I know that in type on a blog, this seems as though it might be an asshole thing to say. But in person, it’s wonderfully nerdy and makes me want to hug everyone who’s trying to act like a party with George Hamilton is a completely normal thing for a bookseller on a Thursday night to do.
Also: Loni Anderson was at one of these parties. This seems important. And: I’m not going to tell you which parties I went to. That will wind up in the print edition.