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).