Rebecca Serle: In Five Years (with Jenny Mollen)
Tuesday March 10: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
When Type-A Manhattan lawyer Dannie Cohan is asked this question at the most important interview of her career, she has a meticulously crafted answer at the ready. Later, after nailing her interview and accepting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Dannie goes to sleep knowing she is right on track to achieve her five-year plan.
But when she wakes up, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. The television news is on in the background, and she can just make out the scrolling date. It’s the same night—December 15—but 2025, five years in the future.
After a very intense, shocking hour, Dannie wakes again, at the brink of midnight, back in 2020. She can’t shake what has happened. It certainly felt much more than merely a dream, but she isn’t the kind of person who believes in visions. That nonsense is only charming coming from free-spirited types, like her lifelong best friend, Bella. Determined to ignore the odd experience, she files it away in the back of her mind.
That is, until four-and-a-half years later, when by chance Dannie meets the very same man from her long-ago vision.
Brimming with joy and heartbreak, In Five Years is an unforgettable love story that reminds us of the power of loyalty, friendship, and the unpredictable nature of destiny.
Join us in the 2nd floor Art Department for a discussion about In Five Years between author Rebecca Serle and fellow writer Jenny Mollen.
Rebecca Serle is an author and television writer who lives in New York and Los Angeles. Serle co-developed the hit TV adaptation of her YA series Famous in Love, and is also the author of The Dinner List, and YA novels The Edge of Falling and When You Were Mine. She received her MFA from the New School in NYC. Find out more at RebeccaSerle.com.
Jenny Mollen is a writer, actress, Instagram personality and New York Times bestselling author of I Like You Just the Way I Am and Live Fast Die Hot. Warner Bros acquired rights to Live Fast Die Hot, which Mollen wrote the screenplay.
Mollen’s digital series "I Like You Just the Way I Am" currently streams on ABC digital. The series is a single-camera comedy chronicling the misadventures of a woman (Mollen) who fully indulges her inner crazy-person. Mollen wrote and starred in the series that she executive produced alongside Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings) and Sony Pictures Television.
Heralded by The Huffington Post as one of the funniest women on both Twitter and Instagram and named one of Five to Follow by T Magazine, Mollen currently writes a standing column for Parents magazine and has contributed to Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle.com, New York, GrubHub, and Playboy online and Lenny Letter.
She has been a recurring co-host on The Wendy Willams show and regularly appears on GMA, The Today show and Rachel Ray.
With two instagram handles, @jennymollen and @dictatorlunches, Mollen has half a million followers that tune in daily to see her antics. She is the proud owner of two sons and one poodle. She used to have a monstrous miniature pinscher but she gave him away to someone she met online. She also has a husband.