March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Amy Argetsinger

Matt Mendelsohn

Amy Argetsinger is an editor for The Washington Post’s acclaimed Style section, where she has overseen coverage of media, popular culture, politics and society. A staff writer since 1995, she covered local communities, higher education and the West Coast before authoring the paper’s signature Reliable Source column for eight years. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and daughter. Her first book is "There She Was," which explores the history and subculture of the Miss America pageant, told through the year-long battle for the 2020 crown.

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There She Was
The Secret History of Miss America
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon and Schuster
September 2021
ISBN 9781982123390
Hardcover, 384 pages

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