Live via Zoom:
Thursday, April 29, 7:30 PM
Stephanie Danler presents Stray: A Memoir
In conversation with Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss
Stephanie Danler, bestselling author of Sweetbitter, joins Greenlight (virtually!) to share the paperback edition of Stray, a memoir of growing up in a family shattered by lies and addiction, and of one woman’s attempts to find a life beyond the limits of her past. After selling her first novel—a dream she’d worked long and hard for—Danler knew she should be happy. Instead, she found herself driven to face the difficult past she’d left behind a decade ago. After years in New York City she’s pulled home to Southern California by forces she doesn’t totally understand, haunted by questions of legacy and trauma. Here, she works toward answers, uncovering hard truths about her parents and herself as she explores whether it’s possible to change the course of her history. Stray is a moving, sometimes devastating, brilliantly written and ultimately inspiring exploration of the landscapes of damage and survival. Danler is joined in conversation with the co-founders of Belletrist, actress Emma Roberts and writer Karah Preiss.