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Join the Women of WHC on Zoom on April 13 for a discussion with author Darin Strauss, author of The Queen of Tuesday
A novel about Lucille Ball, this book is a hybrid of family memoir, biography, and fiction. A thrilling love story starring Hollywood’s first true media mogul.
This indelible romance begins with a daring conceit — that the author’s grandfather may have had an affair with Lucille Ball. Strauss offers a fresh view of a celebrity America loved more than any other. Lucille Ball — the most powerful woman in the history of Hollywood — starred in America’s first big-time interracial marriage. She owned more movie sets than did any movie studio. And she more or less single-handedly created the modern TV business. And yet, Lucille’s off-camera life was in disarray. While acting out a happy marriage for millions, in private she suffered. Her partner couldn’t stay faithful. She struggled to manage her fame with the demands of being a mother, a creative genius, an entrepreneur, and most of all, a symbol. The Queen of Tuesday—Strauss’s follow-up to the NBCC-winning Half a Life—mixes fact and fiction, memoir and novel, to imagine the provocative story of a woman we thought we knew.
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About the Author:
Darin Strauss is the author of the bestselling novels Chang & Eng, The Real McCoy, More Than It Hurts You, the NBCC-winning memoir Half a Life, and a bestselling comic-book series Olivia Twist. These have been New York Times Notable Books; and Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon, Chicago Tribune and NPR Best Books of the Year, among others. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award, an American Library award, and numerous additional prizes, Strauss has been translated into fourteen languages and published in nineteen countries. He is the Clinical Professor of Fiction in the Graduate Writing Program at New York University.
Presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
Tuesday, April 13
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Adult Ed, Lecture, Women of WHC
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