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[Virtual Ruby] Molly Wizenberg, author of THE FIXED STARS

August 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm PDT


[This is a Virtual Ruby event. Guests of Rubies are welcome to join; please donate if you are able! This event will take place over Zoom.]

Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Molly Wizenberg, author of The Fixed Stars. Molly will be in conversation with Ruby member Sana Javeri Kadri.

We encourage you to purchase THE FIXED STARS from a local bookstore! Pre-order here from Green Apple Books and received a signed book plate: https://www.greenapplebooks.com/pre-order-new-titles-0

About The Fixed Stars

At age 36, while serving on a jury, Molly Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but something inside her had changed irredeemably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we’d like to believe.

Like many of us, Wizenberg had long understood sexual orientation as a stable part of ourselves: we’re “born this way.” Suddenly she realized that her story was more complicated. Who was she, she wondered, if something at her very core could change so radically?

THE FIXED STARS (Abrams Press; May 12, 2020; U.S. $25.00; Hardcover) by New York Times bestselling and James Beard Award–winning author Molly Wizenberg is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family. In honest and searing prose, Wizenberg forges a new path: through the murk of separation and divorce, coming out to family and friends, learning to co-parent a young child, and realizing a new vision of love.

THE FIXED STARS is a frank and moving story about letting go of rigid definitions and ideals that no longer fit, and learning instead who we really are.

About the Author 

Molly Wizenberg is the author of two bestselling books, A Homemade Life and Delancey, and the James Beard Award–winning blog Orangette. She has written for the Washington Post, the Guardian, Saveur, and Bon Appétit, and she also cohosts the podcast Spilled Milk. With chef Brandon Pettit, Wizenberg cofounded the award-winning Seattle restaurants Delancey and Essex.


August 13, 2020
7:30 pm PDT
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