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ex·pert [n., ek-spurt]   Noun: “A person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” I consider myself an expert in many fields. ;-)

Julia Allison is a journalist, entrepreneur, public speaker, relationship expert, columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO's "Miss Advised," Georgetown graduate & former WIRED cover girl. She's made hundreds of appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, VH1 & MTV, written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Post & spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard on new media, personal branding, marketing & entrepreneurship.

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, YOU MAY GET IT



BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, YOU MAY GET IT
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
APRIL 11, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

Well, I asked for it.

“What must I do to get a reaction?” I wrote in the March 28th column. Apparently request one. And getting written up in the Washington Post doesn’t hurt, either.

I must say, the results were interesting. My mail fell into four general categories: women offering encouragement, men seeking advice, marriage proposals, and desperate messages from my dad begging me to change my last name so he wouldn’t receive any more calls from former [read more...]

WRITE ME, I’M BEGGING YOU!



WRITE ME, I’M BEGGING YOU!
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
MARCH 28, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

There’s no way I can pen a witty, humorous and/or searing commentary on sociological phenomena among Generation Y’s male-female relations this week. There are protesters in Red Square, CNN’s ratings have skyrocketed, and the Academy Awards shunned their red carpet. Given the state of the world, there are much more serious matters to consider.

Like the fact that no one has written any angry letters to the editor about my articles in weeks. Even ex-boyfriends whom I publicly embarrass in print won’t respond to [read more...]

TAKE A HINT OR TAKE A HIKE



TAKE A HINT OR TAKE A HIKE
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
MARCH 21, 2003

BY JULIA ALLISON

The other evening, a former … hmm … what to call him — flame? Hook-up? Object of flirtation? Anyway, one of my formers made the mistake of mentioning to a girl friend of mine that he thought himself the impetus for my recent column on Booty Calls. “Oh, yeah,” he bragged, “I ‘booty called’ Julia the other night, and then lo and behold, she writes an article about it the next Friday.”

You’re so vainnnnnn! You probably think this column’s about you! [read more...]