Brentwood - Sunday November 19th at 3:00 pm -- Joan Meyerson discusses and signs "Who needs Paris?".

Join us on Sunday November 19th at 3:00 pmphoto of Joan Meyerson and Gary Goldstein  as we welcome Joan Meyerson to the store to discuss and sign Who Needs Paris? Joining her in conversation will be Gary Goldstein.
This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood.
Free seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please purchase one copy of a book for one seat. 
Who needs Paris? Certainly not Kate Miller. Ever since she was a student at the Sorbonne in the ’60s, she’s avoided Paris like the plague. But now it’s 1977, and her life as a documentary filmmaker in Los Angeles is going nowhere. She’s smart and clever, but dark memories of that youthful past have shut her down. When a French TV director offers her a job in Paris, she knows this is a chance to free herself of those memories. Kate reluctantly returns. 
What she finds is a Paris of promise, opportunity, and a delicious sexual reawakening. In her job at a film festival, a famous actor inspires her to play a character of her own ... and Kate begins to reinvent herself. 
Yet the past still haunts: In 1964, Kate was in Paris, in love … and in trouble. After confronting the unthinkable, she has continued to live with a silent pain she kept secret for all these years.   Will the dark memories remain, or can her French awakening finally bring Kate closure? Who Needs Paris? Is a story with humor, romance, and drama. But above all, it’s a story about finding and fighting for the freedom to be our true selves. 

Joan Meyerson is an award-winning writer/director/producer of documentaries and television programs, including the PBS National Memorial Day Concert, for which she won two Writers Guild of America awards. The dramatic accounts she wrote about vets and military families reconfirmed her belief that the best stories come from real life, a belief she has followed in writing such varied programs as Zoolife with Jack Hanna (TV series), and Children of Japan (Disney). Having told the stories of others, she now tells one of her own, inspired by the two times she lived in Paris. A native of Los Angeles, Joan is busy finding more stories in her Valley Village neighborhood. Who Needs Paris? is her first novel.

Gary Goldstein is an award-winning writer for film, TV, and the theatre with more than thirty produced screen and stage credits. The New York native and longtime L.A. resident has also been a contributing film reviewer and arts feature writer for the Los Angeles Times since 2007. His first novel, the romantic comedy The Last Birthday Party, won a 2022 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence in Fiction. Gary’s second novel, the family drama The Mother I Never Had, was published by Hadleigh House in October 2022.
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Sunday, November 19, 2023 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
225 26th St
Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA 90402
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