Thursday, April 8th at 7:30PM EST
Live on CrowdCast
Join New York Times bestselling author of The Nest, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney in conversation with actor, singer, and writer Kate Flannery, best known for her 9 seasons as Meredith on NBC's THE OFFICE, for an exclusive event, hosted in collaboration with independent bookstores across the U.S.
This will be a lively conversation between friends to mark the publication of Sweeney’s highly anticipated second novel GOOD COMPANY.
Participation in this special event requires the purchase of a ticket which includes a SIGNED copy of GOOD COMPANY and shipping. The day of the event, you will be sent an email with the link and password to access the event via CrowdCast.
Much of what made The Nest beloved is back in play with GOOD COMPANY, including Sweeney’s distinctive wit and her incisive examination of the way people, and their relationships--with others and themselves--evolve over decades. The novel follows two couples entering the midpoint of their lives, against the backdrop of the New York theater scene and Hollywood. The novel tells a story of what it means to “truly love but never truly know another person,” as Sweeney says in her own words.
"Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney plumbs the depths of marriage, motherhood, and friendship with warmth and wit. I devoured it in one gulp! Treat yourself to some Good Company.”—Maria Semple, Author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring—the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five.
Flora and Julian struggled for years, scraping together just enough acting work to raise Ruby in Manhattan and keep Julian’s small theater company—Good Company—afloat. A move to Los Angeles brought their first real career successes, a chance to breathe easier, and a reunion with Margot, now a bona fide television star. But has their new life been built on lies? What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now?
With Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s signature tenderness, humor, and insight, Good Company tells a bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us.
CYNTHIA D'APRIX SWEENY is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Nest. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.
KATE FLANNERY is actor, singer and a writer, best known for her 9 seasons as Meredith the drunk on NBC’s THE OFFICE. Kate was a fan favorite on Season 28 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. She’s guest starred on many TV shows like CBS’s Young Sheldon, FOX’s Brooklyn Nine Nine, ABC’s American HouseWife and has recurred on shows like Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe & Comedy Central’s Another Period. Kate’s been seen in many indy films Including the soon to be released HBO film Golden Arm. Kate toured with the Dancing With the Stars Live tour at Radio City & 40 cities last year before the world shut down. Kate sings with Jane Lynch in their anti cabaret act, Two Lost Souls seen In performing arts centers and theaters across the country and at the Cafe Carlyle in NYC. Kate is also featured on Jane’s hit album, A Swingin’ Little Christmas, which was in the Billboard top 10 for several weeks.
Audiences have also seen Kate in her cult comedy lounge act The Lampshades. She’s an alumni of Chicago’s Second City national touring company.