‘John Lewis: The Last Interview and Other Conversations’   

January 12, 2022

The late congressman’s star continues to shine. Reviewed by Kitty Kelley   A hero is someone who can be admired without apology: no excuses, no explanations. A rara avis such as Nelson Mandela, Mother […]

‘There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century’  

November 10, 2021

The foreign-policy expert sees parallels between her lower-class roots and the hurdles facing today’s workers.   England is strangled by its pernicious class system. Even in 2021, the country’s rigid social […]

Fiona Hill at Q&A Cafe Nov. 16; Kitty Kelley Book Review Included


Fiona Hill will be interviewed at the Q&A Cafe, Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the George Town Club. Hill has a new book, “There Is Nothing For You Here,” that traces […]

Citizens Reunite to ‘Love Where We Live’ at Historic Home, Raise $100,000

October 25, 2021

After more than a year of living through a pandemic, members, supporters and friends of the Citizens Association of Georgetown gathered at the historic N Street home of Diana Prince […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence’   

October 14, 2021

Reviewed by Kitty Kelley  An instructive but dry treatise on a grim subject.  Despite their mutual animosity, Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill will be forever linked as a result of […]

‘First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents’: Presidential BFFs Receive Recognition in a Romp of a Read 

September 16, 2021

Imagine you are a contestant on “Jeopardy!” and you select “Presidents and Their Female Friends” for $200. The host says: “This 20th-century president was known for his close relationships with […]

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Blind Man’s Bluff: A Memoir’ 

August 18, 2021

Some memoirs flicker like fireflies on a summer night. Others pierce your psyche with their subjects’ tortured experiences, consequent miseries and — finally — their oh-so-glorious survival. “The Story of […]

‘Widowish: A Memoir’

March 10, 2021

In this very personal narrative of joy, grief and recovery, author Melissa Gould struggles with the loss of her husband and the category it suddenly puts her in.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: ‘Pride of Family’

February 11, 2021

A decades-old memoir by Carol Ione and the brand-new Frances “Frank” Rollin Fellowship for African American Biography celebrate Black women and Black writers.

Kitty Kelley Book Club: David Rubenstein’s ‘How to Lead’

January 4, 2021

The Carlyle Group co-founder is capitalizing on his television show by publishing some of his interviews. This volume features 15 men and 15 women he deems as exemplifying leadership.