Bettina's Take: Book Party for Jill Kargman's The Rock Star in 3A


Jill Kargman

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Jill Kargman at her book launch.

Jill Kargman's books are hilarious and sometimes poignant commentaries on whatever stage of life she happens to be in. Most of her oeuvre is fiction, but there is inevitably a guessing game as to who some of the characters are based on.

Her latest, The Rock Star In Seat 3A, is sure to be another crowd pleaser, just in time for summer beach reading.

I asked Kargman what gave her the idea for this book.

"I was at a dinner party in the East Village, where everyone had to say which celeb they would bang if they got a free pass from their spouse. Mine was Trent Reznor," she answered, looking glamorous as ever in Valentino.

As would befit a book about a rock star, the party was held downstairs at nightclub/restaurant Lavo, where Dori Cooperman, Matthew Mellon, Debbie Peltz and Karen Laraine lined up to buy books and say hello. It was a little early for pulsating music (6-8), not conducive to conducting interviews, just for having a good time and congratulating our dear friend. We all can't wait to read it.

Kargman is curating a sale for Joss and Main which reflects her personal style, from May 22 to 25; the site sponsored the event.