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Margo Howard celebrates ‘Eat, Drink and Remarry’

Julia Sheehan (left), Margo Howard, and her husband, Ron Weintraub.
Julia Sheehan (left), Margo Howard, and her husband, Ron Weintraub.Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe/Globe Freelance

Cambridge royal Margo Howard, former writer of Dear Prudence and Dear Margo (and the daughter of Eppie Lederer — a.k.a. Ann Landers), was surrounded by 100-some friends at the Sunday book party for her memoir, “Eat, Drink and Remarry: Confessions of a Serial Wife,” which was released Tuesday. Guests at the affair, which was hosted by Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris and Morris’s wife, Julia Sheehan, in Errol’s Cambridge film studio, included Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and his wife, novelist Rebecca Goldstein; The Parenting Journey’s founder Anne Peretz; Harvard law professor Charles Nesson; world-renowned AIDS researcher Ken Mayer; and the Atlantic’s Corby Kummer and his husband, director of the Institute on Urban Health Research at Northeastern, John Auerbach. During a short speech to the group, Howard explained that her goal in life was to be a bride, never a bridesmaid. (As the book’s title suggests, she was successful.) She also toasted her husband, cardiac surgeon Ron Weintraub, referenced in the book jacket cover as “the official keeper.”