Meredith Goldstein: Can't Help Myself in the 2nd Floor Art Dept.
Thursday April 5: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Buy a copy of Can't Help Myself or a $5 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Photography section on the Strand's 2rd floor, accessible via the main store elevator or stairs.
Meredith Goldstein, the mastermind behind the Boston Globe advice column Love Letters, is coming to the Strand for the release of her new memoir! In Can't Help Myself, Goldstein takes readers through the origins of the column, its wild online-to-print success, and reveals what was happening in her own life as Love Letters grew. Despite her calm and collected attitude in writing, Goldstein doesn’t have it all figured out for herself. She has her own questions about aging parents, office break-ups, dating-in-your-thirties, feminism, porn habits, and Tinder. In Can't Help Myself, we watch as Love Letters becomes Goldstein’s anchor, helping her through painful breakups and a family cancer diagnosis, just as she anchors her readers through their own setbacks and tragedies. With humor (the ex she calls “Draco Malfoy,” the millennial pals she calls “The Rachels”) and the collective empathy of a dedicated online community, Can't Help Myself is an extraordinary and touching portrait of a single woman navigating the difficulties of life and love for both herself and thousands of others.
Join us in the 2nd Floor Art Department as Meredith discusses her new memoir with New York Times Journalist Wesley Morris!
Meredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe. She began writing her advice column, Love Letters, since 2009. Meredith’s first novel, The Singles(2012), was about a group of dateless guests at a wedding. In 2018 she’ll release two books: “Can’t Help Myself: Lessons and Confessions From a Modern Advice Columnist,” a memoir (Grand Central), and Chemistry Lessons (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), a young adult novel about a young woman who uses science to manipulate her love life. Meredith was raised in Maryland, and lives in Boston with a David Bowie doll and a full-size cotton candy machine.