Friday, July 24, 2009

Asking Amy at Eileen Fisher

Fans of flowing Eileen Fisher clothing flocked to Wisconsin Place last night to welcome the new store to the hood and meet syndicated columnist "Ask Amy" Dickinson, who in addition to writing her daily syndicated column (not daily in the Post) just came out with a memoir, The Mighty Queens of Freeville. In addition to Freeville, Dickinson spent time in DC, where daughter Emily, now 20, attended the Maret school. (Amy's dress was a fun homemade find from Georgetown's Christ Church Thrift Shop.) Local ties established, she then read from the book and recounted some misadventures while on her book tour, including - the fan favorite - her adventures with the crew on "The View." I had to know, so I asked Amy, "How Do You Know Everything?" She said mostly life experience, suggesting the answer lies in the book... Natch. She knows a lot; she's also a regular on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" The crowd loved her: the store was filled with mostly Fisher-clad women who after enjoying crab cakes and white wine left with full shopping bags, a copy of the book and a New Yorker, where Amy worked as a receptionist after college.

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