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Virtual Event: Emma Straub, All Adults Here, in conversation with Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Danielle Henderson, and Samantha Irby

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

East City Bookshop welcomes Emma Straub with the paperback release of her novel All Adults Here in conversation with Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Danielle Henderson, and Samantha Irby.

Tickets available via Eventbrite here. Registration is required.

About All Adults Here

When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she'd been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence?

Astrid's youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his own. Her daughter is pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence. And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long-ago lapses were the ones that mattered? Who decides which apologies really count? It might be that only Astrid's thirteen-year-old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most.

In All Adults Here, Emma Straub's unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not.

About Emma Straub

Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of three other novels The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.

About Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Feature Writing for her reporting on sexual harassment in the jewelry industry in 2020. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling novel, Fleishman is In Trouble, which longlisted for the National Book Award, the Women's Prize and several other awards, and which she is adapting as a limited series for ABC Studios and FX. Her second novel, Long Island Compromise, will be published by Random House next year.

About Danielle Henderson

Danielle Henderson is a TV writer (Maniac, Dare Me, Harper House), retired freelance writer, and a former editor for Rookie. She cohosts the film podcast I Saw What You Did, and a book based on her popular website, Feminist Ryan Gosling, was released by Running Press in August 2012. She has been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, AFAR magazine, BuzzFeed, and The Cut, among others. She likes to watch old episodes of Doctor Who when she is on deadline, one of her tattoos is based on the movie Rocky, and she will never stop using the Oxford comma. Danielle reluctantly lives in Los Angeles.

About Samantha Irby

Samantha Irby has a blog called Bitches Gotta Eat.

All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - April 13th, 2021

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ISBN: 9780525510895
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 7th, 2020