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Author Kristan Higgins and comedian Lisa Lampanelli

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the power of female  friendships and the importance of self-acceptance with these two successful women! New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is will be interviewed by Lisa Lampanelli about her new book, Good luck with that.

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli made national headlines in 2012 when she lost more than 100 pounds with bariatric surgery. By talking with unflinching honesty for the past six years about her lifetime food and body-image issues, Lisa has inspired her fans to work on themselves and embrace a healthier life through self-love and self-acceptance. In turn, those people have inspired Lisa to shed her old skin of insult comic and dedicate her immediate future to helping others through storytelling events, workshops, and one-on-one coaching. She will be interviewing Kristan Higgins,  the New York Times,  USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 18 novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from KirkusThe New York   Journal  of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist. She is a five-time  nominee for The Kirkus Prize for Best Work of Fiction, and her books regularly appear on the lists for best novels of the year of many prestigious journals and review sites.

With Good luck with thatKristan offers readers an issues-driven, poignant, and heartwarming piece of women’s fiction that is perfect for fans of the novels of Jodi Picoult and Jane Green. Her beautifully written storytelling has already captivated the entire Berkley team. We know readers will be as deeply touched by the novel’s brave characters, message of self-acceptance, and the enduring power of female friendships as we are.

Thirtysomethings Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends since they met at weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. For Marley and Georgia, Emerson’s death is the jolt that makes them look at their own lives, reevaluate their family relationships, reexamine how they view themselves, and understand why they haven’t found love and acceptance.


Books will be for sale at this event. First come, first seated. Doors open at 6:30 pm

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Community Room
281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States


AFPL Adult Programs
860-673-9712 ext 4
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