Brady's Bunch

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Just in time for my last-minute gift shopping, Senator Hillary has a coffee-table book out full of White House state dinner menus and entertainment tips, based on her almost eight years living there. I don't think I really ought to go any further.

Big doings at the Art Directors Club in Manhattan where they hailed, with music and a glass, one of the greats, Milton Glaser, whose latest book, "Art Is Work," has been published by Overlook Press. Hosting the event: Silas Rhodes, Peter Mayer. George Lang, Myrna Davis and like that.

Business booming at Men's Journal. The Wenner mag was up nearly 9% for the full year to 1,144 ad pages. Publisher is Rob Gregory.

Randy Jones launched Worth Charitable Fund through his Worth magazine to help elementary school kids improve what he calls "their economic literacy." They unveiled program last week at PS 125 in Harlem.

American Express Publishing Corp. said its ad pages this year were up a collective 17% over '99.

Is radio hot? N.Y. market radio ad sales for first 10 months were up 21.5% over a year earlier.

Bride's is blushing proud. It just broke its record again for largest consumer mag in the world, 1,286 pages, 1,079 of them advertising, in the upcoming Feb./March number.

Parade promoted Marie Tassini to VP-direct response advertising.

Time Inc.'s InStyle has a new design director, Rip Georges. He's a National Magazine Award winner for his work at Esquire.

Love those witty Geico radio commercials.

I also dearly love the New York Post where I labored for some years as columnist and associate publisher. But I've got to call my old colleague Steve Dunleavy for his column during the Florida vote dispute, tossing the word "revolution" around. Steve, we don't have revolutions in this country over elections. This was reckless stuff, and his editors should have called him on it.

Golf World (53 years old) unveiled a new look, new logo.

Joining August Associates, Wheaton, Ill., is Jay Pauer as an account director.

At Bon Appetit, Publisher Lynn Heiler claims they topped the category for the year with 1,375 ad pages sold. That's up 8% over '99.

In West Palm Beach, they weren't only counting ballots. Stargroup Agency was hiring Herb Ross as the new VP-marketing and biz development.

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