ARIEL LEVY with CLAIRE DEDERER
This special Sunday evening appearance brings prizewinning New Yorker writer Ariel Levy to town to read from and discuss her new charged memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply (Random House), which she will do with Seattle writer Claire Dederer, herself to soon have memoir out, Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning.
“It’s become a truism that feminists are living out our mothers’ unlived lives. But Ariel Levy seems to be living out the unlived lives of an entire generation of women, simultaneously. Free to do whatever she chooses, she chooses everything. But this is no mindless primer on having or not having it all. While reinventing work, marriage, family, pregnancy, sex, and divorce for herself from the ground up, Levy experiences devastating loss. And she recounts it all here with searing intimacy and an unsentimental yet openhearted rigor.”—Alison Bechdel.
“Every deep feeling a human is capable of will be shaken loose by this profound book. Ariel Levy has taken grief, and made art out of it.”—David Sedaris.