Caitlin Moran: How to Be Famous
Monday July 9: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Johanna Morrigan- aka Dolly Wilde-has what most teenagers could only wish for: her own flat in London and a job writing for the coolest music magazine. But Johanna is miserable. Her best friend and man of her dreams John Kite has just made it big in the hot new BritPop scene. Suddenly John exists on another plane of reality: that of the Famouses.
Never one to sit on the sidelines, Johanna hatches a plan: she will write a monthly column, a manual to the famous, where she analyzes fame, its power, its dangers, and its amusing aspects. In stories, girls never win the girl—they are won. Well, Johanna will re-write the stories, and is determined to win John through her writing.
But as Johanna’s own fame grows, an unpleasant one-night stand she had comes back to haunt her. How can she deal with public sexual shaming? Especially when she figures out that a new friend is now using her?
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Caitlin shares this new book!
Caitlin Moran was named Columnist of the Year by the British Press Awards in 2010 and Critic and Interviewer of the Year in 2011 for her work in the Times of London. Her debut book, How to Be a Woman, won the 2011 Galaxy Book of the Year Award and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Her first novel, How to Build a Girl, published in 2014 to widespread acclaim. You can follow Caitlin on Twitter @caitlinmoran.