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Book Brunch with Helen Ellis
July 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome Helen Ellis, author of Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light, for our very first in-person event since March of 2020.
This ticketed event will happen at The Canopy, located three blocks away from Magic City Books at 19 E. Reconciliation Way (just west of Guthrie Green).
As we return to in-person programs, we want to provide a safe atmosphere for our visiting authors and all guests. We trust that all attendees will be fully vaccinated and not symptomatic of any communicable illnesses. Mask wearing is always appreciated.
Each ticket includes one (1) copy of Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light by Helen Ellis ($23 value) and two (2) seats at the event.
There will be assorted baked goods from Antoinette Baking Company and fresh fruit provided for guests as well as coffee and mimosas.
This event is for guests age 21 and up. All ticket sales are final.
About Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light:
The bestselling author of American Housewife and Southern Lady Code returns with a viciously funny, deeply felt collection of essays on friendship among grown-ass women.
When Helen Ellis and her lifelong friends arrive for a reunion on the Redneck Riviera, they unpack more than their suitcases: stories of husbands and kids; lost parents and lost jobs; powdered onion dip and photographs you have to hold by the edges; dirty jokes and sunscreen with SPF higher than they hair-sprayed their bangs senior year; and a bad mammogram. It’s a diagnosis that scares them, but could never break their bond. Because women pushing fifty won’t be pushed around.
In these twelve gloriously comic and moving essays, Helen Ellis dishes on married middle-age sex, sobs with a theater full of women as a psychic exorcises their sorrows, gets twenty shots of stomach bile to the neck to get rid of her double chin, and gathers up the courage to ask, Are you there, Menopause? It’s Me, Helen.
A book that reads like the best cocktail party of your life, Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light is chockablock with fabulous characters: cat-lady plastic surgeons and waterpark Adonises; bridge ladies and poker players; platinum medallion fliers and Garage Sale Swindlers; forty-year-old divorcées; fifty-year-old new moms and still-young octogenarians. Alive with the sensational humor and ferocious love for her friends that won Helen Ellis legions of fans, this book has a raw vulnerability and an emotional generosity that takes this acclaimed author to a whole new level of accomplishment.
Helen Ellis is the author of Southern Lady Code, American Housewife and Eating the Cheshire Cat. Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City. You can find her on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and Instagram @HelenEllisAuthor.