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Ladies, Lunch, & Literacy presents David Goodwillie in conversation

David Goodwillie author photo KINGS COUNTY cover art event details

Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy is delighted to invite you to meet David Goodwillie on Thursday, August 13, 2020. David has written an extraordinary novel, Kings County. It explores life in NYC just after 9/11 and is a book you will not be able to put down. It is filled with insight, our shared recent history and great characters. David will be joined by his editor, Jofie Ferrari Adler and his publicist, Jordan Rodman for a conversation about one of my favorite books of the year. Don't miss this opportunity!

We invite book lovers of all genders to bring their lunch and join us via Zoom for a not-to-be missed conversation and a great book! Our 2020 non-profit beneficiary, Wise Readers to Leaders. will also be on hand to give you an update on what is happening with their summer program for under-served students.David Goodwillie is the author of the novel American Subversive, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and the memoir Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. Goodwillie has written for the New York Times, New York magazine, and Newsweek, among other publications. He has also been drafted to play professional baseball, worked as a private investigator, and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. A graduate of Kenyon College, he lives in Brooklyn.

Jofie Ferrari-Adler spent eight years at the Simon & Schuster imprint, most recently as executive editor. Previously he worked at Grove Atlantic, Viking Penguin, and the independent publisher Four Walls Eight Windows, and before that as a bookseller. He acquires both fiction and narrative nonfiction, with an emphasis on politics, current affairs, American history, and a range of narrative journalism. Raised in a small town south of Pittsburgh, Jofie is a member of the AAP’s International Freedom to Publish Committee, a contributing editor to Poets & Writers magazine, and a former golf professional.

Prior to joining Avid Reader Press, Jordan spent five years at Alfred A. Knopf, Pantheon, and Schocken books at Penguin Random House where she developed and executed large-scale publicity campaigns for many authors. At Avid Reader Press, Jordan oversees and executes national publicity campaigns and works to innovatively pitch and secure key media coverage and awareness across all titles. She liaises with authors, agents, booksellers, bloggers, editors, reporters, and publishers to promote our books far and wide. Jordan is from Newton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Emory University, where she studied English and Archaeology. Jordan is on the Artistic Board of The Moth, an organization dedicating to promoting the art of storytelling.

Register here to participate. Your ticket includes lunch with David Goodwillie & a copy of Kings County

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 12:00pm
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Kings County Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501192135
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 28th, 2020

This is the story of four friends. Three of them meet in the early 2000s in Brooklyn. Their friendship and their lives direct the narrative, but it is an event from their past that binds them. Masterfully told, and structurally perfect, these four embody a generation and time we remember, but perhaps only at a distance, until now.

Audrey Benton represents Indie Bands and has become well known in these circles despite coming from a dysfunctional family in desperate circumstances. Her boyfrined Theo Gorski came to NYC from middle America, the first person in his family to go to college. He was a football star, but is currently works (or is trying to) in the indie publishing world. Sarah and Chris have been together for years. He comes from privledge and works on wall street. She has a job at Sotheby’s helping her well-to-do clients buy priceless art. You will fall in love with these four characters as they come of age in a time of confusion and work towards reconciliation of their true best selves. -- Terry

American Subversive: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439157060
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - April 5th, 2011