(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
West Hollywood Library
625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069310.652.5340
The book for December is You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories by Curtis Sittenfeld. If you haven’t read the book, you’re welcome to attend and get a copy of
The book for December is You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories by Curtis Sittenfeld. If you haven’t read the book, you’re welcome to attend and get a copy of the following month’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.
Summary provided by the publisher:
A suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie. A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. A shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life.
Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before. Throughout the ten stories in You Think It, I’ll Say It, Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided.
With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we’re all thinking–if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.