JENNIFER WEINER in conversation with SUSAN ISAACS - Exclusive Long Island appearance!

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Thu, Jun 13 7:30 PM

Description

Long Island LitFest Presents

JENNIFER WEINER

in conversation with SUSAN ISAACS

Exclusive Long Island appearance!


Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 pm

Members $35 / Public $40
Your ticket includes a copy of Mrs. Everything, author talk, Q&A, and book signing!

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Weiner’s books have spent over five years on the New York Times bestseller list with over 11 million copies in print in 36 countries.

She is the author of the novels Good in Bed (2001); In Her Shoes (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine; Little Earthquakes (2004); Goodnight Nobody (2005); the short story collection The Guy Not Taken (2006) and many others.  Also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times Op-Ed and Sunday Review, Weiner’s essays – “Mean Girls in the Retirement Home” and “Another Thing to Hate About Ourselves” – rose to the top of the “most emailed” lists and have been reprinted in newspapers and media outlets across the world. Her work has also been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including Seventeen, Redbook, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Allure, Ladies Home Journal, Time and Good Housekeeping and she has appeared on many national television programs, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, and CBS Sunday Morning.

In a juicy page-turner, infused with engaging characters, Mrs. Everything is an exploration of women’s rights, sexual freedom, and the changing landscape of American politics. From 1951 to 2016 and beyond, Weiner covers 70 years of American history through sisters Jo & Bethie; from bell bottoms to shoulder pads, from Jell-O to Julia Child, from Peter, Paul & Mary to the Indigo Girls, from the Me Generation to #metoo. Painting on a broader canvas, Weiner explores not only the arc of two specific women’s lives, but also how the place of women in society has changed over the course of the 20th century. The novel ultimately asks if women today are any freer or more fulfilled than those of their mothers’ and grandmothers’ generations, and speaks to the paradigm-shifting power of women who tell the truth about their lives.

NPR’s Fresh Air called Susan Isaacs “Jane Austen with a schmear.”  She is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, including Compromising Positions, Shining Through, After All These Years, and As Husbands Go. Her most recent, Takes One to Know One, is the first of a new series and will be published this October.  Before turning to fiction, Susan worked as an editor of Seventeen and as a freelance political speechwriter. She is chair of the board of the literary organization Poets & Writers and a past president of Mystery Writers of America. She and her husband, a criminal defense lawyer, live on Long Island.