I haven’t told my friend Katty Kay that she looks like Alex from The Desperate Housewives (seriously, don’t they look alike?). I spied Alex at the sandbox in Cobble Hill a few weeks back. And yes, we were with our kids.
Katty’s book Womenomics is now #5 on Amazon’s Women & Business list. She wrote it with ABC correspondent Claire Shipman. I was Katty’s producer in the nineties when she first started reporting from the US for the BBC in Washington.
Her book is about getting the career you’ve always wanted without sacrificing your life. It applies mostly to corporate lasses…and I have to say, the freelance/consultant model is working better for a lot of us. I went and joined Katty backstage when she appeared on Colbert in June (watch it here, he was such a pushover for a strawberry blonde Brit!)…and went to Diane von Furstenberg’s studio that night for the book party. Very entertaining to watch the mainstream media machine move into place to support its own. Almost everyone I spoke to was looking over my shoulder to see if there was someone better else to talk to…not that I took it personally!