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A Happier Hour with Sophie McManus & Helen Ellis

On Monday night, I had the privilege of hosting authors Sophie McManus and Helen Ellis for a Happier Hour Literary Salon here in my home. It was a robust crowd despite the wintry weather; we were all eager to hear…

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A Happier Hour with Sarah Hepola & Kate Bolick

Last week, I had the privilege of hosting authors Sarah Hepola (Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget) and Kate Bolick (Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own) for a Happier Hour Literary Salon here in my home. As…

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Do You Have a Life of Your Own?

I recently devoured Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick. It’s a memoir about Kate’s own personal decision to fulfill her “spinster wish” and not marry and it’s also a window into the lives and work of…

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A Happier Hour Literary Salon with Elisabeth Egan & Stephanie Clifford

On Monday night, I had the privilege of hosting debut novelists Elisabeth Egan and Stephanie Clifford for a Happier Hour Literary Salon. It was, just as I expected, a bright night laced with wisdom, wit and wonderful conversation about books…

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A Happier Hour Literary Salon with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela & Dana Goldstein

It was a sweaty, sticky New York City evening. A summer storm was brewing, spitting significant rain in certain pockets. Two brilliant historians/authors showed up at my home: Natalia Mehlman Petrzela and Dana Goldstein. We indulged in a little preliminary…

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An Even Happier Hour with Jo Piazza & Jenny Nordberg

It’s 8:32am on a Tuesday morning. I’ve just burned a once-gorgeous tomato/Parmesan/onoin/kale frittata and spilled coffee all over my kitchen, but still I’m smiling. I’m smiling because last night was nothing short of incredible. Last night, I co-hosted a Happier…

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