Maria Semple with Gigi Levangie

Monday, October 24, 2016
Maria Semple
in conversation with Gigi Levangie
discussing the writing life and her new novel,
Today Will Be Different

William Turner Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90404 

$43 Reserved Section seat + Book
$20 General Admission Seat
$65 Two Reserved Section Seats + 1 book

Maria Semple is the author of This One Is Mine and Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which has been translated into eighteen languages. Her TV credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Mad About You, Saturday Night Live, Arrested Development, Suddenly Susan, and Ellen. She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in English. Today Will Be Different is her third novel.

Today Will Be Different is so unique, so smart, so funny, so beautifully humane, so utterly of our times, it’s astonishing. I’ve scribbled exclamation points and underlined passages on almost every single page so I can go back and savor. I’ve started quoting it as if it’s already a classic—which, no doubt, it will be.”  —Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl and Dark Places

Artistic madness, brilliant satire, inventive plotting, and most of all heart. Today Will Be Different takes all the best parts of her national bestseller from 2012, Where’d You Go, Bernadette and kicks it up a notch. Set in Seattle, New Orleans, Aspen and New York City, the book is a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, famed animator of a beloved TV show, mother of Timmy, her precocious makeup-wearing son, and wife of the star Seattle Seahawks hand surgeon, Joe. Early on in the day, a graphic memoir, a real illustrated story within the story, resurfaces from her past and threatens to reveal a buried family secret. 

Gigi Levangie is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels. Her novel, Maneater, was made into a Lifetime miniseries, The Starter Wife was made into a USA Emmy-Award winning miniseries and series, starring Debra Messing. She wrote the original screenplay for the Julia Roberts blockbuster, Stepmom. Many of her screenplays and pilots have been optioned by NBC, ABC, Sony, and more. Levangie spent eight years as the head of television development for the legendary NBC head, Fred Silverman, where she began writing for film and tv.