Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday: Janelle Brown in Laguna Beach

Janelle Brown will read from her novel, "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" tonight, Friday May 22 at 6 PM at the wonderful Laguna Beach Books at 1200 S. PCH in Laguna Beach.

Publishers Weekly has this to say:
In Brown's withering Silicon Valley satire, a family wakes up on a June day to realize that patriarch Paul's company has hit the big time with a phenomenal IPO. But instead of rejoicing about being newly rich, the family's three women each find themselves in the throes of a major crisis. Paul has fled with his new amour, who happens to be wife Janice's tennis partner. Desperate housewife Janice discovers the soothing power of the pool boy's drug stash and sinks into addiction and denial. Meanwhile, 20-something daughter Margaret learns the price of living a Hollywood lifestyle on an artsy hipster's budget—gargantuan credit card debt. Finally, 14-year-old Lizzie wades deeper and deeper into a sea of adolescent trouble without an adult to confide in. From the ashes of their California dreams, the three must learn to talk to each other instead of past each other, and build a new, slightly more realistic existence—but not without doses of revenge and hilarity. Brown's hip narrative reads like a sharp, contemporary twist on The Corrections.
It should be a lovely evening to be in Laguna.

After the reading, you can cross the street, walk a little ways, and welcome our early Southern California summer on the beach, just in time for sunset. (The sun sets today at 7:52.)

I say, go.

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