Tuesday, May 5, 2020
in conversation with Jamie Lee Curtis
discussing her memoir,
Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth (Parking info)
2511 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90057
$40 General Admission seating (includes the Book)
$50 Reserved Section seating (includes the Book)
$20 General Admission (on sale April 6, 10am)
From the bestselling author of Sweetbitter, a memoir of growing up in a family shattered by lies and addiction, and of one woman’s attempts to find a life beyond the limits of her past. Stray is a moving, sometimes devastating, brilliantly written and ultimately inspiring exploration of the landscapes of damage and survival.
Stephanie Danler is the author of the bestselling novel, Sweetbitter, set in the restaurant and food industry. Sweetbitter was turned into a series on Starz. She appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles in conversation with Teri Hatcher when Sweetbitter was published. Watch the video.
After selling her first novel–a dream she’d worked long and hard for–Stephanie Danler knew she should be happy. Instead, she found herself driven to face the difficult past she’d left behind a decade ago: a mother disabled by years of alcoholism, further handicapped by a tragic brain aneurysm; a father who abandoned the family when she was three, now a meth addict in and out of recovery. After years in New York City she’s pulled home to Southern California by forces she doesn’t totally understand, haunted by questions of legacy and trauma. Here, she works toward answers, uncovering hard truths about her parents and herself as she explores whether it’s possible to change the course of her history.
Lucid and honest, heart-breaking and full of hope, Stray is an examination of what we inherit and what we don’t have to, of what we have to face in ourselves to move forward, and what it’s like to let go of one’s parents in order to find a peace–and family–of one’s own.
Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress and author. She has appeared in many acclaimed films such as Halloween, Trading Places, True Lies, Freaky Friday and A Fish Called Wanda. In 2019, she appeared in Knives Out. in 2018 she reprised her role as Laurie Strode in the blockbuster 40thanniversary, Halloween, which broke records including it being the biggest opening for a movie starring a woman over 55. She has appeared on television in the series Anything But Love, The Heidi Chronicles and Nicholas’ Gift, NCIS, New Girl and Scream Queens which earned her a seventh Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy. She is the author of 12 Bestselling Children’s Books. Me, Myselfie and I was published in 2018. She is a recovering alcoholic/addict and is an advocate for children, animals and the environment and has proudly served on the Boards of CASA and CHLA. She is an outspoken activist, an amateur photographer. Jamie has been married to Christopher Guest for 35 years and they have two adult children.