This Thalia Book Club has been canceled as Symphony Space assists the city and our public health services in slowing the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to welcoming you and yours back to Symphony Space soon, and to collectively celebrating the power of the arts to inspire, engage, and build community in less anxious times. Thank you for your support of our literary programming and for being a part of the Symphony Space community.
Emmy-nominated writer Bess Kalb (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) shares Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, a hilarious, heartfelt memoir of her relationship with her beloved grandmother. In conversation with Aminatou Sow (Call Your Girlfriend). With a reading from the book by actress Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in Middle).
There will be a book signing at this event.
"Nobody Will Tell You This But Me is precisely that. I've never read anything like it — a book no one would think to create other than Bess Kalb. It's an invented form that has bursts of comic lines as good as any movie, and pathos as deep as any novel. I love this book." — Mike Birbiglia
"Tender, funny, fresh, and unconventional, Nobody Will Tell You This But Me manages to make something new and wonderful out of a family memoir. Kalb has a light, lovely touch and a big heart, which combine to make this book irresistible." — Susan Orlean
"I have not been as profoundly moved by a book in years. If you have a mother or grandmother, or ARE a mother or a grandmother, this is required reading. Bess Kalb's fictional-factual tribute to the relationship she had with her grandmother — the way her history was passed to her by blood, along with bright memories and Jewish guilt and fierce, fierce love — could have been my own story. When I stop crying, I'm calling my mother immediately and making her read it." — Jodi Picoult
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