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Olivia Vanni: SideTrack: Doug Flutie, Tatiana Schlossberg ... and more

Boston Herald - 8/27/2019

Aug. 27--SURVEY SAYS -- It seems that former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie still knows how to win. The ex-Patriot and a selection of his relatives proved to be victorious during Sunday night's episode of "Celebrity Family Feud." During the ABC game show, the Fluties faced off against TV host Jerry Springer and his work family -- namely, his sidekick Todd Schultz, security team members Jimmy Sherlock and Jason Brandstetter, as well as his executive assistant, Jenna Thibault. With their win, Doug, his former cheerleader daughter Alexa Flutie-Sumner, son-in-law Ian Michael Sumner, brother Darren Flutie and niece Jennifer Flutie managed to secure $25,000 for the Doug Flutie Jr., Foundation for Autism. We're told that the "money will go towards furthering the foundation's mission of helping people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest."

SUMMER READING LIST: Tatiana Schlossberg, daughter of Caroline Kennedy and designer Ed Schlossberg, is gearing up for her new book to hit shelves this week. The environmental journalist and former New York Times science writer is releasing her work "Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have" this Tuesday, and she'll be making a couple of local stops to promote it. Earlier this month, Schlossberg talked up the title during the Martha's Vineyard Book Festival. But she'll be returning to the Massachusetts mainland this fall as part of her book tour. Per her schedule, she's planning on speaking at the Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge on Sept. 10 and making an appearance at the Boston Book Festival on Oct. 20 with more specific details soon to come. As far as testimonies go, her Kennedy kin Katherine Schwarzenegger has already plugged the publication. Schwarzenegger, who's known for her own body of written work in addition to marrying actor Chris Pratt at the start of the summer, endorsed Schlossberg's book with an Instagram post: "My insanely bright cousin, Tatiana, has written this fascinating book on the way climate change and environmental pollution are connected in our everyday lives: what we use, buy, eat, wear and how we get around. I'm so super proud of her and I know how passionate she is about this issue and how important it is for all of us to be better educated on this topic." Schwarzenegger further applauded the piece and its role in her evening routine with her dog, Maverick, adding, "Ps I'm re reading this to Mav as his goodnight story and he clearly loves it."

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