Benaroya Hall Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall Downtown
Tues May 15, 7:30 pm
Recommended by Katie Herzog
New Yorker staff writer Ariel Levy is perhaps best known for her profiles of celebrities, but in The Rules Do Not Apply, Levy turns the microscope on herself, writing about giving birth alone in a Mongolian hotel to a baby that survived only a few minutes. The book is an expansion of a 2013 New Yorker essay about that experience. But here, Levy goes deeper, into romance, ambition, travel, alcoholism, and, especially, her marriage, which ultimately did not survive the trauma of their child’s premature birth and death. This work is Levy grappling with the realization that her life will not be what she thought it was going to be, and she’ll be discussing her memoir, and her life, tonight.
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