"This Is How You Lose Her" by Junot Diaz (*Special Author Appearance)

Come join us for a special discussion of "This is How You Lose Her" by Junot Diaz. Junot Diaz will be in attendance to discuss his latest work with us! Come with a spirit of fellowship, an open mind, and a point of view!

I'm looking forward to seeing you there!!

Christina

***Book Synopsis***

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year” by Time magazine and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, establishing itself – with more than a million copies in print – as a modern classic. In addition to the Pulitzer, Díaz has won a host of major awards and prizes, including the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, the PEN/O. Henry Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award.
Now Díaz turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, impossible power of love – obsessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love. On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own. In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.”


Release Date for this book is September 11, 2012, so stay posted for updates.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was wanting to check that movie out as well.

    October 13, 2012

  • Shanae

    so sad i missed this. Diaz is one of my fav authors. womp.

    October 9, 2012

    • Christina

      Sorry you missed it! We really had a nice time! Hopefully we'll see you at the next one.

      October 9, 2012

  • Christina

    Awesome discussion! Thank you to everyone who attended. Sincere gratitude to Junot who was gracious enough to take time off his tour to come speak to us.

    October 9, 2012

  • Lauren

    Excellent event. I'm looking forward to the next meeting!

    1 · October 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a really good experience. I was happy to be in the building.

    October 8, 2012

  • Vanessa

    It was a great meetup! Extra special because Junot Diaz was able to attend and provide greater insight into the book and more. Thanks Christina for all of the effort into making it a great evening!

    October 7, 2012

  • Portia

    Why are there only 10 spots available for such a dynamic meeting? is it due to the fact that Diaz will be there or the size of the cafe?

    October 1, 2012

    • Christina

      This meeting was not originally planned around the author's attendance. He agreed to come, and the date and time have been changed to accommodate him. I'm working with the restaurant who is trying to accommodate the ever growing group size.

      October 1, 2012

  • UrsTruly Mizz'Trind Setta

    I would like to attend but if not please keep me informed on how i can make the next wave thanks

    October 1, 2012

  • Michelle

    Hi Christina,
    I'm not sure if you saw the email that I sent to you earlier today. I received an Amazon.com gift card from my job last Friday, therefore I will be purchasing the book from Amazon.com. If you still want to go to B&N tomorrow night for the book signing, please let me know. I will be working onsite at a client location tomorrow. I will have limited access to my email tomorrow, but I will check 1x-2x during the day. Thanks!

    September 10, 2012

  • Nikki

    I would love to attend. Please add me to the wait list as well

    September 6, 2012

  • Rachel

    Hi. I'd like to be on the waiting list. I would really like to attend this meeting

    August 31, 2012

  • Gayla Gilmore

    Christiana is it possible to make this meetup a little bigger. As we know not everyone shows up, and i would really like to attend. We can talk off line if need be.

    August 30, 2012

  • Michelle

    Hi Christina,

    Thanks for the information. Sure, I'd like meet up to go to B&N on Sept. 11th. Thanks for the offer! :)

    August 30, 2012

    • Christina

      Great!!! I'll inbox you my cell number so we can meet there together.

      August 30, 2012

  • Christina

    Hey Michelle! I'm working with an associate of The Studio Museum to see if we can get copies before the release date. Unfortunately, I can't provide you with where to get a hard copy before September 11, but, you could pre-order a copy which should ensure you get a copy on the Release date. I've also checked the author's web page, and he's going to be at a book signing at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square: 33 East 17th Street. If you want a buddy to go with you, just let me know!!

    August 30, 2012

  • Michelle

    Does anyone know if "This is How You Lose Her" is available for purchase now? And if so, from which retailer? It won't be available for purchase from Amazon.com until September 11th. Thanks in advance.

    August 30, 2012

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