Maria Semple’s razor-sharp sendup of privileged Seattle “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” was the No. 1 bestseller at Island Books in 2011. At 5 p.m. on Dec. 3, Island Books will host the author as she promotes her latest book, “Today Will Be Different.”
The book traces a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future. It’s a “hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living,” according to the store’s booksellers.
Island Books will be serving up refreshments and Semple will be serving her signature wit and style. Since space is limited, priority for seating will be granted to those who buy a copy of “Today Will Be Different” through the store’s website.
Already have the book? No problem — just purchase an admission ticket that doesn’t include a copy of the book for $5.
“Even if we’re down to standing room only, you’ll be there to meet the woman everyone wants as a best friend,” according to the Island Books website, which describes Semple’s visit as “the event of the season.”