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WWD & Sisi: Allison Pataki’s Novel Approach

Originally published March 9th by Women’s Wear Daily, Sharon Edelson

Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 2.08.41 PM“At a book party Monday night to celebrate the publication of “Sisi: Empress On Her Own,” (The Dial Press), former New York Gov. George Pataki said, “Let’s raise a glass to historical fiction and an author who herself is ahead of her time, a true heroine, a woman who can take a blank page and write a rich world.” Spoken like a true father.

Pataki père went on to tell guests at The Waverly Inn how, when his daughter Allison was in high school, he’d have to go to her room in the wee hours of the night and tell her to stop studying and go to bed. “She was always someone driven to do her best,” he said.”


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