Amy Krouse Rosenthal reads & signs
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life Tuesday, February 1st, 7:00 PM
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is, alphabetically, an author of adult and children?s books; contributor to magazines and NPR; host of the literary and music variety show Writers? Block Party on WBEZ radio; and mother of some kids. She lives in Chicago.
How do you conjure a life? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere?preferably at the beginning?and see how one young woman?s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal will read from and sign copies of her book