Ottessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Monday July 30: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Our narrator should be happy, right? She's young, beautiful,has a job at a happening art gallery,and lives in the upper east side in an apartment she pays for out of her inheritance. However, there are storm clouds hanging over her head, and not only because of the loss of her parents, or her toxic friendship with her friend Reva, or the way her investor boyfriend treats her. What else could be going on in her head? My Year of Rest and Relaxation gives us a view into this young woman's journey attempting to heal her alienated self through psychotherapy and pharmaceuticals, and the revelations she has about said alienation. This story is bold, compassionate and darkly humorous in a way that we have come to anticipate from Ottessa Moshfegh.
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Ottessa sits down with Lena Dunham to discuss her novel!