I just received a note from a PR contact about an event in Berkeley that looks like something that is right up my alley. Do you think I got this note because yesterday I wrote about being a bad mother? Hmmm....I loved Michael Chabon's book The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay. (Jeff and I read this book to each other on a Mayan Riviera trip about 8 years ago....ah, reading by the swim up bar, you really can never go wrong with this vacation plan.)
I am not sure I'll be able to go to this event...Berkeley is a bit of a trek for me (at least an hour drive or more with traffic) and I am already headed there on December 3rd for a holiday open house event at Marie Veronique Organics, one of the sponsors at SV Moms Group's holiday event and guide (I will recap that event soon, but it was FANTASTIC...if I do say so myself, being one of the planners).
Anyway, if YOU can go, here is the info:
We all know Ayelet Waldman’s best-selling hit, “Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace,” inspired by the controversy she caused when she explained in an article for the New York Times that she loved her husband more than her children. Her book was an immediate sensation among moms, who delighted in her familiar and comedic stories of frantic motherly mayhem, and felt some alleviation from the unrealistic expectations of the modern “Good Mom.” Now her husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon, has jumped into the growing pool of parent lit with his latest book, a collection of reflective and deeply personal essays entitled Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
Waldman and Chabon will appear at the Berkeley Rep on Monday, December 7, at 7:00pm in a conversation hosted by the San Francisco Chronicle’s beloved daily columnist, Jon Carroll to benefit the financial assistance programs at Park Day School, and laughs will certainly abound. In addition to thoughtful and poignant commentary on the challenges faced by parents today, on creativity and writers block, on family and marriage and each other, the audience can look forward to Waldman’s no-holds-barred, bold, and bawdy sense of humor, and Chabon’s needle-like wit.
WHEN: Monday, December 7, 2009, 7:00pm
Arrive early to purchase a glass of wine and find best seating.
WHERE: Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley
TICKETS: Tickets ($30) can be purchased in advance online at www.ParkDaySchool.org or by calling 510-653-0317 x103. ($5 discount for students with valid student ID)
DISCOUNT CODE: A $5
discount is available for my readers. If you buy online, you can buy at
the student price, and when you arrive to pick up their tickets, you can say
“I got the Bad Mom Discount.”
The same code works if you want to order over the phone.
Disclosure: I was not paid for this post. I simply received this email from a PR contact and thought it sounded great!