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Molly Ringwald in conversation with Meghan Daum

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM (PDT)

Santa Monica, CA

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Ended $20.00 $2.09
Reserved Seating + Reception (6:30-7:30pm) + book Ended $95.00 $6.22
General Admission + Book Ended $40.00 $3.19
Purchase book (includes tax, shipping)   more info Ended $34.00 $2.86

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Event Details

Live Talks Los Angeles invites you to:

An Evening with Molly Ringwald
inconversation with Meghan Daum
discussing her debut fiction, When It Happens To You 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 8:00pm 

TRACK 16 at Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg C-1
Santa Monica, CA

Q&A with Molly Ringwald, Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times review of When It Happens To You 


Tickets:

$20 Live Talks with Molly Ringwald, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
$40 also includes Ringwald's book
$95 includes pre-event reception (6:30-7:30pm), plus Ringwald's book*
$34 Purchase copy of Ringwald's book (tax and shipping included to anywhere in the US)
*
* Proceeds from tickets to the reception support the upcoming Live Talks Los Angeles emerging voices/authors series of events 
that commence in 2013 


Film, television and Broadway star Ringwald’s debut fiction, When It Happens to You, “sizzles with rare insight about the reverberations of betrayal and of love.”

Molly Ringwald mines the complexities of modern relationships in this collection of linked stories, When it Happens to You.  She follows a Los Angeles family and their friends and neighbors as they negotiate the hazardous terrain of everyday life — revealing the deceptions, heartbreak, and vulnerability familiar to us all.

A stay-at-home mom grapples with age, infertility and an increasingly distant husband. A former children’s television star tries to rebuild his life after being hospitalized for “exhaustion.” An elderly woman mourns the loss of her husband and her estranged relationship with her daughter.  A single mother finds untapped reserves of strength to protect her flamboyant six-year-old son who wishes only to wear dresses. And in the devastating title story, a betrayed wife chronicles her pain and alienation, leading to an eviscerating denouement.

As the lives of these characters converge and diverge in unexpected ways, Ringwald reveals an eye for the universality of loss, love, and the search for connection. When It Happens to You is being called an auspicious literary debut by this well-known star of film, TV and Broadway.

Writer Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story) says Ringwald “knows how families work and uses her considerable talents to make them come alive on the page.”  Writer Robin Black (If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This) says, “While we have been watching Molly Ringwald, she has clearly been watching us. These stories sizzle with rare insight about the reverberations of betrayal and of love.”

Meghan Daum has been an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Times since 2005. Her latest book, Life Would Be Perfect I Lived In That House, was published by Knopf in 2010. She is also the author of the essay collection My Misspent Youth and the novel The Quality of Life Report and her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, and Vogue. She is currently at work on a book of essays about sentimentality.

Track 16 at Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg C-1
Santa Monica, CA

In the event of the need to cancel, Live Talks Los Angeles will happily provide a credit to a future event, and thus tickets are not refundable.

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TRACK 16 at Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg C-1
Santa Monica, CA

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM (PDT)


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