Award-winning author Mona Simpson will reveal the secrets behind her most cherished work when she discusses My Hollywood as part of AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary on Thursday, October 28, at 7 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium.
"It's the book that took me too long because it meant so much to me," Simpson said of My Hollywood, which took ten years to complete.
My Hollywood delivers the story of Claire, a stressed classical composer and East Coast transplant living, like Simpson, in Santa Monica. The stay-at-home mom struggling with the duties of motherhood enlists a nanny, Lola, a 52-year-old Filipino mother of five. As Lola stabilizes the rocky household, a story of the upstairs competition for the best nanny and the downstairs competition for the best deal unfolds. My Hollywood tackles the modern issue of whether it is possible to buy love for our children and what that transaction costs us all.
Simpson is the author of Anywhere But Here, The Lost Father, A Regular Guy, and Off Keck Road, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and won the Heartland Prize of the Chicago Tribune. She has received a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim grant, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award and recently a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary, our ongoing author, is free and open to the public. Just Books will provide copies of the book, which will be available for purchase and signing at the event. For more information, please contact Marianne Weill at 203-622-7933.