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I am a modern woman. I shop online. I telecommute. (OK, I dream about telecommuting between snooze alarms.) And, yes, I have love letters stored on my hard drive. There’s nothing like using e-mail to pour your heart out to someone, and I’ve downloaded letters that have made me forget my name. So I’m afraid that Beverley East, author of Finding Mr. Write: A New Slant on Selecting the Perfect Mate, can’t help me. East, who says that “women have been using everything from spells to horoscopes” to find love, claims that a sample of a potential paramour’s handwriting is all you need to discern the good (is he sensitive?), the bad (does he have a temper?), and the potentially ugly (“if you are interested in his sexual ability, race to [Chapter 9]”). I guess I’ll just have to stick to voodoo and “What’s your sign?” At 6 p.m. at Sisterspace and Books, 1515 U St. NW. Free. (202) 332-3433. (Tricia Olszewski)