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“Becoming Duchess Goldblatt” Virtual Book Tour with Rebecca Makkai, Alexander Chee, and Connie Shultz, Presented by Still North Books
July 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
About the Event
Join us and beloved anonymous Twitter sensation Duchess Goldblatt on her virtual book tour. The evening will celebrate the book release of Becoming Duchess Goldblatt and will include select readings and commentary from authors Alexander Chee, Rebecca Makkai, and Connie Schultz. There will be an audience Q&A session followed by Duchess trivia with the opportunity to win prizes such as copies of our panelists’ books and a map of Crooked Path created by Duchess.
About the Book
One of the New York Times‘ 20 Books to Read in 2020
“Unforgettable…Behind her brilliantly witty and uplifting message is a remarkable vulnerability and candor that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles—and that we can, against all odds, get through them.” —Lori Gottlieb, New York Times-bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living.
Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace’s voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that’s sprung up around her.
About the Author
Duchess Goldblatt (@DuchessGoldblat), 81, is the inspirational author of An Axe to Grind; Feasting on the Carcasses of My Enemies: A Love Story; and the heartwarming meditation on mothers and daughters Not If I Kill You First. A cultural icon, trophy ex-wife, friend to all humanity, and sponsor of the prestigious Goldblatt Prize in Fiction, she lives in Crooked Path, NY. She’s fictional but her love is real.
Anonymous, the real-life person in whose mind Duchess Goldblatt lives and flourishes, has gathered all available truth and beauty for these pages. There’s nothing else to give.