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During the festivities at 675 Bar in the Meatpacking District, the ex-Post gossip guru shared some humorous anecdotes about her former colleague, who is leaving the tabloid after nearly 25 years at the paper.
"I remember Richard once at a late night summer party," Froelich said. "He was going down a twisty slide in his boxers, with his legs in the air, and screaming like a 5-year-old child."
The globe-trotting writer, whose first novel "Mercury in Retrograde" became a best-seller, said she's gearing up for the next stage of her career.
"I just got back from Nairobi, and I did get pulled up onstage by maroon commandos. I thought, 'At age 36 I still got it!'"
It's true - she does.
"I'm talking to a bunch of people for TV projects, and I'm also traveling a lot," she said. Next up for the world traveler? Indochina. Froelich even has some advice for those who want the life of a jet-setting scribe.
"I think in general, people need to have some sort of intellectual curiosity," she said, adding: "And to never take 'No' for an answer."
Niteside contributor Corynne Steindler once worked with Johnson and Froelich at Page Six but was definitely not at the twisty slide party.