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Women and Books: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

HoneymanThe book for January is Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

Even if you haven't read the book, you're welcome to attend and get a copy of February's selection. Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood's Women's Advisory Board. There's free parking with validation in the five-story parking structure.

Please RSVP at the group's MeetUp page at https://www.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho/events/242234350/

Summary: 

Smart, warm, uplifting, the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open her heart. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear the same clothes year in, year out), means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kind of friends who rescue each other from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. -Provided by the publisher

Tue, January 2, 2018

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West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone: (310) 652-5340
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