>It’s been ages since I’ve seen my dear friend and former Tex in the City partner Greg Gorman. He’s got himself a cool job with Talk Radio News and it keeps him busy in DC. He’s traveling to New York more often these days, though, and invited Tex in the City to a book party last night at the Puffin Room in SoHo.
Bruce Ratner, the real estate developer and owner of the Nets, hosted the event for “Through the Eye of the Storm,” a book by Cholene Espinoza about her experiences helping families in Mississippi rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. Cholene is a former U2 pilot and one of the few women admitted to the Air Force Academy and is the military correspondent for Talk Radio News. She’s donating all the revenue from her book to build a community education in Pass Christian Delisle. Rock star.
I ran into some old acquaintances and met a few new ones. I also spotted outed New Jersey Governor McGreevey and his partner there milling about. All in all, it was a lovely event and my heart grew warm and fuzzy when I spoke with Greg. He is also going to try to join us on the AIDS Walk. You should, too!
Afterwards, we went to Joe’s Pub to watch Bridget Everett who managed to make me laugh, cry and make my jaw drop at least a dozen times. Joe’s Pub is such a great venue, but boy their drinks are expensive! $11 for a glass of wine?! I’d love to produce an event there, but holy crow I can’t imagine making my guests pay that much.