We're having a Maria Semple party! And you're invited! UPDATE AS OF 12/2: SEATS ARE FILLED; STANDING ROOM REMAINS
The booksellers at Island Books are Maria Semple's devoted fans. In 2011, her hilarious razor-sharp sendup of privileged Seattle Where'd You Go, Bernadette? was our #1 bestseller of the year. So you can imagine how excited we are to welcome her back to celebrate the publication of her newest book, Today Will be Different, a hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living.
The new book traces a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future. Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action--life happens.
You won't want to miss this event with a special writer who is near and dear to our hearts! We'll be serving up refreshments and Maria will be serving her signature wit and style. Since space is limited, priority for seating will be granted to those who buy a copy of Today Will Be Different through the link below. Already have the book? No problem--just purchase an admission ticket that doesn't include a copy of the book for $5.00 through the other link below. Even if we're down to standing room only, you'll be there to meet the woman everyone wants as a best friend.
See you soon!
Purchase a copy of the book here, pick it up on December 3rd, and guarantee yourself a seat for Maria Semple's visit, the event of the season!
A ticket to the event that does not include a copy of Today Will Be Different can be purchased here for $5. Seating priority will first be given to those who purchase book-included tickets, but ALL TICKET HOLDERS will be guaranteed admission, even if we're down to standing room only.