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Goldie Hawn is so much more than the quintessential MILF. Allow me to present some less-than-scientific proof: The Sugarland Express and Shampoo are both unassailable classics. She was integral (and hot stuff) in Laugh-In. Foul Play is a serviceable action comedy, late-’70s-romp-style. OK, most reasonable people will pass on Private Benjamin. And most reasonable people absolutely shudder at the thought of Best Friends, Protocol, Seems Like Old Times, or Wildcats. But Overboard was airing on daytime HBO when I lost my virginity in a Floridian beachside condo. And I once took a date to see the theatrical release of Bird on a Wire; that also “worked out.” Hawn has recently written a book, called A Lotus Grows in the Mud. There are plenty of memoirs out there by people who have done nothing interesting, but Hawn’s not one of them. Plus, she’s sharp, with miles of stories—lending cred to my assumption that this baby is not ghostwritten. Hawn speaks at 12:30 p.m. at Olsson’s Books & Records, 418 7th St. NW. Free. (202) 638-7610. (Andrew Earles)