Nicolaia Rips

Tuesday July 12: 7:00PM 8:00PM

First ­time author Nicolaia Rips has a teenage coming of age story like no other. She used to struggle to fit in with the kids at school because unlike her classmates who go home to regular apartments,  Nicolaia  has  lived  at  the  Chelsea  Hotel  all  her  life.  As  the  years  go  by  Nicolaia slowly realizes  that  her  neighbors,  from  the  lady  who  keeps  a  pink  handgun  strapped  to  her ankle to her babysitter who possibly works as an escort, may be teaching her the most valuable lessons for growing up and living in the big city.

Nicolaia will be joined in conversation by model, actress and author, Paulina Porizkova.

Join us in the Rare Book Room to hear first hand what it's like growing up in the legendary hotel!

Buy a copy of Trying to Float or a $15 gift card in-store at Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attent. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room, on the 3rd floor, accessible by elevator from the store at 828 Broadway (at 12th Street).