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Virtual Book & Bottle: "City of Girls"

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Join us for an online edition of our Book & Bottle Club!

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Love to read? Love to drink wine? Us, too!

Join us on Zoom for the next meeting of MBTB's book club, featuring fun, easygoing discussion paired with wine! For the online sessions, pre-registration is required; the cost is $10, but comes back to you as an MBTB gift card that never expires! (This will greatly help us as we struggle to recover from the aftermath of the shutdown and assist us in paying our team — we appreciate your understanding!)

* Please note that guests registering via Eventbrite will incur a small fee that goes back to Eventbrite, which cannot be added back to the $10 gift card. If you would like to avoid the fee, please call in to register at (248) 850-7175 during our business hours: 2-9 p.m. Wed/Thurs; 12-10 p.m. Fri/Sat; 12-6 p.m. Sun to register via phone instead. All tickets are non-refundable.

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Our featured book for December is "City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert.

From Amazon.com:

"Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are."

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.

In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest.

Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

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