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The Washingtonienne
by Jessica Cutler

Category: Fiction / General
304 pages; ISBN: 1401302009

Rating: 7/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


The Washingtonienne
Jessica Cutler
Hyperion, Jun 2005, $23.95, 304 pp.
ISBN: 1401302009

Wall St. Mike via Queens informs his fiancée Jacqueline Turner that she is to move out of his Manhattan apartment in two days having learned she lied to him to spend time with Kevin. Stunned as she thought he would keep her in designer clothing forever, Jacqueline knows her over paying Internet copywriting position would not pay the New York rent.

Jacqueline figures DC should be cheaper as will crashing in April’s apartment. April also should help her take the Hill. However, Jacqueline quickly learns that DC is filled with media phobic types so if a girl wants fun she needs to start it herself. Soon she has a minion of power brokers begging her for her time. Her friends suggest she start a blog so they can follow her exploits amongst the rich and powerful who beg her for favors.

The fun of this novelization by former Congressional staffer Jessica Cutler’s real blog is guessing who’s who. However, that inane gimmick is unable to make a strong biographical fictional plot yet somehow is enough to keep the voyeurs like this reviewer to keep reading. Fans of titillating exposés will enjoy THE WASHINGTONIENNE that will remind the audience of the original blog that raised family values inside the Beltway to new hypocritical heights.

Harriet Klausner


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