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Candace Bushnell To Grace Washington With New Book

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger

Candace Bushnell, whose column for The New York Observer and subsequent book that created the famed Sex and the City, is coming to Washington next week to promote her new book Killing Monica.

Reporters have a special incentive to attend as they will get to meet her at the W Hotel in downtown D.C. while being pampered by Bliss Spa and BlueMercury.

Books will be available on site for $27.

No matter how much she insists the book is not about Carrie Bradshaw, the theme as explained on Amazon is unmistakable.

Pandy “PJ” Wallis is a renowned writer whose novels about a young woman making her way in Manhattan have spawned a series of blockbuster films. After the success of the Monica books and movies, Pandy wants to attempt something different: a historical novel based on her ancestor Lady Wallis. But Pandy’s publishers and audience only want her to keep cranking out more Monica—as does her greedy husband, Jonny, who’s gone deeply in debt to finance his new restaurant in Las Vegas.

Ultimately she has a chance to reinvent Monica but to do so she has to create SondraBeth Schnowzer, who plays Monica in the movies.

Bushnell bristles at anyone who even suggests that she’s writing about Sarah Jessica Parker‘s Carrie Bradshow. “All you journalist guys have got to chill the fuck out. Seriously,” she recently told Ben Widdecombe at The New York Observer. The interview transpired at The Mayflower Inn in Connecticut.

As described by publicist Jayne Sandman, attendees of Bushnell’s book signing on July 1 will “Sip on signature cocktails and take in stunning views of Washington landmarks while you visit a Bliss Spa Beauty Bar featuring mini manicures and treatments and get glammed at a bluemercury Lipstick Bar.”

Come on, Daily Beast entertainment reporter Asawin Suebsaeng, you know you need to do this.

Another weird perk: You can dress to kill by going to Rent the Runway in Georgetown with a 20 percent off code: “RTRxWDC on orders of $75+. Tag both @WHotelDC and @renttherunway with hashtag #RTRxWDC for your chance at a $200 gift card and styling appointment.”

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