Friends and fans of Miss Abigail are welcome to this special ticket offer, good for the June 5th performance, when I’ll be hopping up onstage after the show and talking about this website, my book, and what I do with those 1,000 or so books in my office. Joyce Dewitt will have taken over by […]
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Miss Abigail at Miss Abigail’s Guide June 5!
Hey, New Yorkers! I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be doing a “talk back” after the Sunday, June 5th 3pm show of Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage. I’ll be speaking about my book collection, the website, and the book that inspired the show. Tickets are available at the show’s website. I’m also […]
Swimming in the Steno Pool
Everyone should run right out (or get yourself to your favorite online bookseller) to order my friend Lynn Peril’s new book Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office. Mine just arrived in the mail and I can’t wait to dive into the steno pool! Lynn’s a fellow advice-book-collector and […]
Book Talk and Signing in Baltimore this Saturday
Just a reminder that I’ll be doing a book talk and signing at the Enoch Pratt Light Street Branch, 1251 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland, at 3:00 pm this Saturday, April 16th. From the blurb: “Learn how a thrift-store purchase and part-time hobby led to a column in the London Times, the publication of her book, and […]
Stone Ridge Book Sale this weekend!
In previous years, I’ve picked up some good used book finds at the Stone Ridge Book Sale. The event returns this weekend, in Bethesda, Maryland. That Monday $10 a bag sale is particularly enticing ~ if the government ends up furloughing this weekend I’ll have some extra time on my hands, anyway!
Shopping for Books the Old Fashioned Way
“Sixth Thousand Now Ready!” “An Important Book for the Family and School!” “An Attractive and Useful Gift” read the ad, found in the back of the 1894 printing of The Physician’s Wife, which I recently I picked up in Baltimore. How could I not be intrigued? Ads often appear in the back of some of my […]
Last weekend I visited a favorite Baltimore spot: The Book Thing, mostly so I could drop off a donation of 5 boxes of books. I came home with only 7 books in return, which isn’t so bad given that all the books there are free and you are encouraged to take a lot home with […]
A Takoma Park Top Five
I live in Takoma Park, M.D., which is a small funky town that often feels more New England home-towny than a suburb of D.C. Although people (including me) like to sometimes chuckle at our strict tree laws and our nuclear-free zone status (I often wonder if there is a protector shield that would come up […]
Happy Christmas from Miss Abigail!
Miss Abigail 8 Ball (and other gifty things)
The folks over at the Off-Broadway show version of Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage have opened up an online store. You can get a signed (by me and Eve Plumb) copy of my book there, among other fun things. I’m personally hoping Santa puts a Miss Abigail Magic 8 Ball in my […]