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If only Washington were as interesting as Wonkette makes it out to be. Well, maybe it is. It’s just that my D.C. doesn’t include teetering around champagne-soaked post-convention parties at the Four Seasons in “graham cracker” heels, whatever the hell those are. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t have fun imagining what that would be like. And “fun” is probably the most appropriate word to describe original Wonkette Ana Marie Cox’s first novel, Dog Days, about the Washington that West Wing fans know well: bustling suits, dueling BlackBerries, and illicit affairs between political staffers and journalists. Don’t let the back cover’s boilerplate blurb from George Pelecanos for this “fresh-eyed inside look at Washington from the keen mind of Ana Marie Cox” scare you away—it’s actually almost true. Dog Days contains some sharp, if self-consciously blue-streaked, dialogue and some amusing, if cutesily self-referential, predicaments (a blog called Capitolette?).Cox reads at 7 p.m. at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 364-1919. (Anne Marson)