HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Washingtonienne Wants More Sex, Please

Posted July 8, 2009 at 11:00am

She’s ba-ack. Capitol Hill staffer/blogger-turned-novelist Jessica Cutler, who scandalized Washington with tales of her sexual exploits, has re-emerged in our fair city.

Sort of.

[IMGCAP(1)]Her byline is in Wednesday’s Washington Post, where she reviews the new D.C.-set novel “This Is How It Starts— by Grant Ginder, a speechwriter for the Center for American Progress.

Cutler savages the book, calling it a “Mad Libs version— of the classic “Bright Lights Big City.— And HOH loves her biggest complaints about the book: The protagonist doesn’t do enough drugs and the sex isn’t steamy enough.

The main character, a disillusioned Hill staffer, has friends who do coke, but he “never partakes, making this one of the duller downward spirals in modern fiction,— Cutler writes. “And when he starts sleeping with his congressman’s hottie wife, even the sex scenes manage to be boring.—

Cutler’s thinly veiled fictional account of her own Washington exploits in her 2003 book, “Washingtonienne,— featured plenty of sex and coke — which apparently is how she likes her novels.

Cutler is now “happily married and pregnant,— according to a Houston Chronicle interview this week.

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