MacReads Twin Cities: End of Year Celebration
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Briggs House
1644 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Join Twin Cities alumni for our annual end of the year celebration. We will be reading A Lady's Guide to Selling Out by Sally Franson.
Please RSVP and let us know you're planning to attend. Address information will be provided upon registration
About the book...
Casey Pendergast is losing her way. Once a book-loving English major, Casey lands a job at a top ad agency that highly values her ability to tell a good story. Her best friend thinks she’s a sellout, but Casey tells herself that she’s just paying the bills—and she can’t help that she has champagne taste.
When her hard-to-please boss assigns her to a top-secret campaign that pairs literary authors with corporations hungry for upmarket cachet, Casey is both excited and skeptical. But as she crisscrosses America, wooing her former idols, she’s shocked at how quickly they compromise their integrity: A short-story writer leaves academia to craft campaigns for a plus-size clothing chain, a reclusive nature writer signs away her life’s work to a manufacturer of granola bars.
When she falls in love with one of her authors, Casey can no longer ignore her own nagging doubts about the human cost of her success. By the time the year’s biggest book festival rolls around in Las Vegas, it will take every ounce of Casey’s moxie to undo the damage—and, hopefully, save her own soul. - PenguinRandomHouse
About the author...
Sally Franson grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and was educated at Barnard College and the University of Minnesota. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Best American Travel Writing, and on NPR, among other places. She lives in Minneapolis. - PenguinRandomHouse