April 18, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT

Hillary Clinton’s First Grammy is wrapped up in more red tape than Whitewater. It’s been more than six weeks since the self-declared ”tone-deaf kid from Chicago” won the Best Spoken Word award for her 1996 audio book It Takes a Village. But it could be a while before the prize makes it to her mantel. The statuette has been ready and waiting in the shipping room of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Trouble is, they don’t know where to send it. Last month the Grammy folks mailed an address verification form to Simon & Schuster, the First Lady’s publisher, but never heard back. ”If they sent it to Hillary in care of the company, it wouldn’t surprise me if it got lost,” says Clinton’s editor, Becky Saletan. S&S Audio publicist Patricia Keim confirms that she didn’t receive the form either. ”We generally forward an author’s mail to them,” she says. The upshot: After talking to EW, Keim will contact NARAS with the right address. Here’s a tip: Try 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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