Gennifer Flowers is sucking so hard on the straw in her bottle of spring water that it's turned orange with thick, sticky lipstick. She's sitting behind a table stacked high with her book, Passion & Betrayal, along with a shiny new pen, perfect nails, heavy-duty makeup -- and almost no takers among the lunchtime crowd jamming the Market Place East mall in downtown Philadelphia last Monday. For the half a dozen or so people who buy the book, she signs "Best Wishes," with her initial in the shape of a treble clef on a sheet of music. Frustrated, a little ticked...

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