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Abigail Grotke
Silver Spring, MD
email: missabigail at missabigail dot com
twitter: @DearMissAbigail

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Miss Abigail has a collection of over 1,000 classic advice books, spanning from 1822 to 1978 and covering a variety of topics, from love and romance to etiquette and charm. The collection sparked the idea for this site, then a book, Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage, which has inspired an Off-Broadway production of the same name!


Posts Tagged ‘press’

Casserole Queens interview

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

An interview I did recently for the nice folks over at the Casserole Queens blog appeared today. Mmmm. . . casserole. . .  the perfect fall meal. . . is it time for dinner yet?

Looking for more etiquette tips or other advice?  Browse my Advice tag cloud.

Recent Write Ups

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The previews for the off-Broadway show inspired by my book open this week (October 7th). Because of that, I’m starting to see a few more write-ups about the play and my book and site. Here’s a few from today:

Jan Brady Doles Out Retro Dating Advice in Off-Broadway Play (has a nice mention of this site),

and in the New York Post: Ask Jan Brady, with photos of the new cast members – the guy playing Paco has hair in this picture that reminds me a bit of my real-life honey’s hair – but that’s all they have in common!

This reminds me, I need to update my press mentions page. It is woefully out of date, and is on the list of to-dos now that my site has been converted to WordPress.

UMass Dartmouth Alumni Magazine writeup

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

A feature about me and the collection and site and book appeared in the Spring 2007 edition of the UMass Dartmouth alumni magazine. I did the interview back in January I think. The magazine came out in June, and their Web site recently posted it online.

UMass Dartmouth used to be called Southeastern Massachusetts University, which I ended up at after attending the Swain School of Design for a year after attending Greensboro College in N.C. for two years. Yes, my college life was a bit extended, due to some confusion on my part about that whole “what to do with your life” thing. But I guess I turned out okay.

Bust magazine: Tales from the Dating Crypt

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

My author buddy Diane Mapes published an article in Bust magazine (the Feb/Mar 07 issue) titled “Tales from the Dating Crypt,” and I’m quoted! She takes “aim at some tenacious myths surrounding courtship that have plagued single women for centuries” and thereafter “blow[s] them out of the water for good.” I’m cited in paragraph two, talking about the myth regarding girls asking boys out (being a no-no, that is, at least in the olden days).

Other myths that Mapes covers:
~Never pay for a date
~Men don’t like smart women
~If youre over 40, you’re dead to men
~Women who don’t marry are tragic figures.

You can pick up the magazine up at hipper stores and newstands (do those even exist anymore?) or order from their site.

Recent Press Mentions

Monday, February 19th, 2007

I’m slowly recovering from the activities of last week. The long weekend helped! Meant to post earlier about these two write-ups from last week. Here they are:

The first was on The Washington Express web site–unfortunately I didn’t realize the interview was being transcribed, so there are an embarrassing number of “so, like, ” phrases in there. I sound like I’m seventeen! I guess that’s fitting. There was also a mention of the LC booksigning in the print edition of the Express, which is distributed all over the Washington METRO, on Wednesday.

The second was a feature in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. I got a copy of the print version on Friday, they had a big section of old advice excerpts as well. Nice…

Welcome Express and Plain Dealer readers!