Wednesday, August 4th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET
Free for WMG members & non-members
The bestselling author of American Housewife and Southern Lady Code returns with a viciously funny, deeply felt collection of essays on friendship among grown-ass women. Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light reads like the best cocktail party of your life. Plan to join us on August 4, as we gather (virtually) with Helen Ellis for a happy hour filled with questions, conversation and likely, more than a few laughs.
Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light is twelve gloriously comic and moving essays! Helen dishes on married middle-age sex, sobs with a theater full of women as a psychic exorcises their sorrows, gets twenty shots of stomach bile to the neck to get rid of her double chin, and gathers up the courage to ask, “Are you there, Menopause? It’s Me, Helen.”
Kirkus calls it “Darkly hilarious” and Martha Steward Living says it’s “an uproarious joyride, best enjoyed with a souvenir cup of white wine”. Come find out for yourself on August 4 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm Eastern at this Zoom event moderated by WMG board member, Kelly Hoey.
The WMG Programming Committee is thrilled to be collaborating with Shakespeare & Co. for this Happy Hour with Helen. Purchase your copy of Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light here.
About the Author:
Helen Ellis is the author of Southern Lady Code, American Housewife and Eating the Cheshire Cat. Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City. You can find her on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and Instagram @HelenEllisAuthor.
About the Moderator:
Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World. Raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Kelly has called NYC home since 1998. You can find her on Twitter @jkhoey and Instagram @jkellyhoey.
About Shakespeare & Co:
Shakespeare & Co. is an iconic Manhattan bookstore founded in 1983. Its store at 939 Lexington Avenue, adjacent to the Hunter College campus, has been a staple on the Upper East Side for over 20 years. Shakespeare & Co second location in New York is at 2020 Broadway (between 69th and 70th Streets) and they also are located at 1632 Walnut Street (between South 16th and South 17th Streets) in downtown Philadelphia.