NY magazine provides us with waaaaay more up close and personal stuff than I, for one, was looking for on a Monday morning. But if you're in the mood, writer Vanessa Grigoriadis fills us in on a lot - including the 21-day liquid diet that Regan was on at the time of her firing (infusion of berry drinks, enzyme shots, hot tea, live juice, etc.). And get this - after ReganBooks' L.A. staff was being informed of her dismissal, Regan was found in her office ...eating a sandwich. “My blood sugar is low," she supposedly told her staffers. "I’m allowed to eat a sandwich. Why are you staring at me?” Regan apparently tried to hire Grigoriadis a while back (over lunch, she said that women in the publishing industry needed to band together, "like the Jews"). Anyway, there's a bunch of stuff like that, as well as a passage from the proposed Mickey Mantle fictional memoir (since pulled) that, well, let's just say is unfit for a family blog.
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