Boxer book bows with bash

Senators
Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer team Friday Oct.21 when New York’s
Clinton introduces California’s Boxer to celebrate publication of the
latter’s first novel, “A Time To Run” (Chronicla NBooks) at the W Hotel
at 201 Park Ave South, 6-8 p.m. Clinton and Barbara Boxer were in
Hollywood last week, Clinton to fundraise for her Senatorial campaign
via showbiz functions and Boxer to promote her book at a celeb luncheon
Oct.15 at the home of Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson. More Magazine,
which features an article on Boxer in its November issue, hosted the
“More To Life” Boxer event. The novel was just set by Boxer’s San
Francisco literary agent Fred Hill with Richard Green at CAA in
BevHills for representation as either a longform series or theatrical
feature. Boxer admits her novel, “A Time To Run,” eight years in the
writing (with Mary Rose-Hayes) is either life imitating art or art
imitating life– the book involves a (femme) senator’s decision
(indecision?) to block (support?) a (femme) Supreme Court nominee.
Boxer’s experiences in her three Senatorial terms serve her well for
the not-so fictional background of government goings-on described in
the novel. Peggy Northrop, Editor-in-chief of More magazine,
Steenburgen and Danson intro’d Boxer to the L.A. group which included
Shohreh Aghdashloo, Gloria Allred (who is also readying her book for
early 2006), Laurie David, Fran Drescher, Barbara Hershey, Lori Pettty
and Amber Tamblyn. Danson and Steenburgen had returned from Little
Rock, Ark. where, Oct.7 , they celebrated the 10th anniversary of their
marriage by repeating their vows in Clinton country… Danson is now
readying to launch a new series, “Danson Across America” for Showtime.
Steenburgen is currently filming “The Nobel Son,” awaiting release of
“Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School,” and readying to
star on the Geffen stage in “Boston Marriage” directed by David Mamet.

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