Just a quick post about Phaedra Parks’s recent cancellation of her book signing at City Hall in Atlanta since I keep getting asked about it and there has been some misinformation in the comments here. Phaedra is in the middle of promoting her ridiculous book that I will not even acknowledge by title here about her southern graces. I thought there could be no one more ridiculous to peddle a book on etiquette when the Countess De Lesseps published her little ditty a few years ago, but then along came Ms. Parks.
Anyway, the book signing was scheduled for last Friday at noon and Phaedra cancelled it due to inclement weather. Several of you found that suspicious. In this instance, I am here to take up for Phaedra. Last week was an icy mess in the city. All metro schools closed on Friday out of an abundance of caution. Earlier in the week the schools did not close when they should have and hundreds of middle and high school students were stranded at their schools overnight. Other students were stranded on school buses until the wee hours of the morning trying to get home. It was a logistical nightmare. On Friday morning there was still ice on some of the side roads, so despite the weather warming up by noon, it made total sense for Phaedra to reschedule.
The book signing will take place at the same location this Friday, (tomorrow) at noon. Ironically, we may get ice again tonight, so there is probably a hell freezing over joke in there somewhere.
Some of you are asking about Phaedra’s connection to Mayor Kasim Reed with regard to her chosen location of the Old Council Chambers at City Hall for the signing. I doubt she called in any favors with Mayor Reed. The chambers are available to the public to rent for all sorts of events. Did she get a discount rate? Maybe. Who knows. What I do know is that her misspelling of council on her website as “the Old Counsel Chambers” is inadvertently hysterical and makes it seem like a bedroom for an elderly attorney. Just saying.
So this is one of those post to put some rumors to rest without a lot of added tea. Old Counsel Chambers…..Bwahahahahahah. Um. Sorry.