Books and Brunch with Alix Strauss
March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm$79.99
Ainslie unveils their first Books and Brunch with award winning author and New York Times contributor, Alix Strauss, for a special Sunday afternoon of curated cuisine & conversation. March 10th, 12pm-2pm.
- $79.99 includes a special prix-fixe brunch, Mourning Mimosas, a signed copy of The Joy of Funerals, reading and conversation with Alix.
- Limited to 30 attendees, get your ticket(s) today!
“Part “Six Feet Under,” part “Sex and the City,” The Joy of Funerals holds our attention from page to page, and to Strauss’s credit, manages to take us beyond this skittishness and into empathy for the characters.” – Los Angeles Times
Begun as an essay in the Lives column of The New York Times magazine, The Joy of Funerals is a collection of stories that explores the lives of nine young women, each willing to take drastic measures to fill the voids created by longing and loneliness. The stories are anchored around the character of Nina, a lonely, single thirty-something woman who attends the funerals of strangers in the hope of connecting with others.
Written with raw wit, mordant humor, and a uniquely penetrating voice, Strauss turns the spotlight on the unattractive subjects of loss, grief, and loneliness. The Joy of Funerals is a smart, vivid and arresting look into the inner world of those left behind, and those still holding on.