SOLD OUT: Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry, in conversation with Todd Doughty


P´╗┐arnassus Books is pleased to present Bonnie Garmus, in conversation with Todd Doughty, to discuss Bonnie's book, Lessons in Chemistry.

This is a ticketed event which will take place IN STORE on Saturday, May 6th at 6:30pm Central Time. Masks are strongly encouraged during this event. 


Each ticket is $32.00, and comes with one general admission seat and a signed copy of Lessons in Chemistry. There will be a signing line after the event where Bonnie will personalize copies of Lessons in Chemistry that have been purchased at Parnassus Books.

About the Book

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Oprah Daily, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with--of all things--her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth's unusual approach to cooking ("combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride") proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo.

Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

About the Author

Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked widely in the fields of technology, medicine, and education. She's an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two pretty amazing daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99.

About Todd Doughty

Todd Doughty is the author of Little Pieces of Hope, one of The Washington Post's Best Feel-Good Books of the Year - A jolt of joy in a difficult world. He is currently SVP, deputy publisher of Doubleday and has worked at Penguin Random House for more than two decades. A graduate of Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) and former bookseller, he lives with his partner in Westchester County, New York.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215