07/15/2012 3:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes author Nora Zelevansky to the store to discuss and sign her debut novel, Semi-Charmed Life, on Sunday, July 15th at 3pm.
In Semi-Charmed Life, an Upper West Side naif, Beatrice Bernstein, gets swept up in the seemingly magical life of socialite Veruca Pfeffernoose while ghost-writing her blog. Veruca's opulent world soon seduces Beatrice away from her own insular, arty family with the promise of fancy parties, travel outside Manhattan (for once), and one desperately cute guy. But when her new glitzy lifestyle starts to take on dark undertones, Beatrice has to decide who she really is. Nora Zelevansky deftly explores the universe-unto-itself of Manhattan in this sparkling modern fairy tale of first love, finding one's voice and growing up.
Nora Zelevansky's writing has appeared in Elle, Self, InStyle, Town & Country, Style.com, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Salon.com, Vanity Fair online and Travel + Leisure, among others. A born-and-bred Manhattanite, she now lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York.