We're hosting a reading, signing, and Q&A with the hilarious Caitlin Moran in honor of the paperback release of her first novel, HOW TO BUILD A GIRL! The event will be held at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark Street), just a half-block away from the bookstore. Doors open at 7 p.m. Reading starts at 7:30 p.m. Q&A and signing to follow.
In order to attend, you can buy **ANY of Moran's books from Women & Children First or a $10 ticket**. Tickets are available by calling the bookstore at 773-769-9299 or coming to the store in-person. Tickets will likely also be available at the door the night of the event, unless we sell out beforehand. And, we'll let you know if we do!
ABOUT THE BOOK
It's 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde--fast-talking, hard-drinking gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer. She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer--like Jo in Little Women, or the Brontes--but without the dying-young bit. Imagine The Bell Jar--written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girl is a funny, poignant, and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Caitlin Moran, author of HOW TO BE A WOMAN, is an English broadcaster, TV critic and columnist at The Times, where she writes three columns a week: one for the Saturday Magazine, a TV review column, and the satirical Friday column "Celebrity Watch." Moran is British Press Awards (BPA) Columnist of the Year for 2010, and both BPA Critic of the Year 2011, and Interviewer of the Year 2011.