Salon@615 is pleased to present Elizabeth Gilbert for her highly anticipated new novel, City of Girls. This ticketed event will take place in Paschall Theater at Montgomery Bell Academy. Tickets are required, and there are two ticketing options: a single ticket, which admits one person and comes with one signed copy of City of Girls, or a two ticket bundle, which admits two people but comes with ONE signed copy of City of Girls. All copies of City of Girls will be pre-signed, and there will be no signing line at the conclusion of the program.
About the book:
In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest.
Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.
About the author:
Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, as well as several other internationally bestselling books. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award.
Parking info at MBA:
Parking is available in the parking garage near the soccer field off of Wilson Avenue. Additional parking is available in the MBA surface parking lots accessed by Montgomery Bell Avenue and at the Vine Street Christian Church.