Best-selling writers talk about their latest books, their careers, what first inspired them to write and what keeps them fresh and motivated (scroll down for complete series).
The Big Goodbye with author Sam Wasson – June 1st 7:30pm.
NY Times best-selling author Sam Wasson joins Playhouse Founder John Farr to discuss his new book about the film Chinatown, one of the Holy Grails of 1970s cinema, and the incredible true story of its making. In Wasson’s telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history.
Is There Still Sex in the City? and Rules for Being a Girl with Author Candace Bushnell – June 16th 7:30pm
Join renowned author Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City) for a conversation and Q&A on two of her recent books – Is There Still Sex in the City? and Rules for Being a Girl, moderated by Nancy Steiner.
From Sex and the City through ten successive novels, Bushnell has revealed a gift for tapping into the zeitgeist of any New York minute. With each book, she has deepened her range, but with a light touch that makes her complex literary accomplishments look easy. The Guardian Newspaper sums up Bushnell’s work this way: “She caustically addresses the conditions of materialism, cramped urban life, and metropolitan speed, where fame and wealth are all around, but never in one’s grasp . . . . Bushnell is courageous in bringing this to the fore, and she is blessed with an Austen-like mastery in doing so. She cuts through the lies that women tell themselves about the surface equality of Western society. As such, she has much more in common with Edith Wharton, Dorothy Parker and early Bret Easton Ellis.”
Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling author of ten books, including Is There Still Sex in the City, Sex and the City, Summer and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, Killing Monica and Four Blondes. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC, as did The Carrie Diaries on the CW. Is There Still Sex in the City is currently in development as a TV series with Paramount.