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Author Event with Ann Leary, Author of I've Tried Being Nice- Stamford Library Harry Bennett Branch

Submitted by elmstreetbooks on Fri, 05/03/2024 - 3:42pm

Event Details: Harry Bennett Branch

Join us for an author talk and book signing with Ann Leary, author of I've Tried Being Nice. 

About the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Ann Leary offers a literary feast of humor and wisdom told from the perspective of a recovering people pleaser.

Having arrived at a certain age (her prime), Ann Leary casts a wry backward glance at a life spent trying—and often failing—to be nice. With wit and surprising candor, Leary recounts the bedlam of home bat invasions, an obsession with online personality tests, and the mortification of taking ballroom dance lessons with her actor husband. She describes hilarious red-carpet fiascos and other observations from the sidelines of fame, while also touching upon her more poignant struggles with alcoholism, her love for her family, her dogs, and so much more.

Prepare to laugh, cry, cringe and revel in the comically relatable chaos of Ann Leary’s life as revealed in this delightful collection of essays.

Author bio: Ann Leary is the New York Times bestselling author of a memoir and four novels including The Good House. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages, and she has written for The New York Times, Ploughshares, NPR, Redbook, and Real Simple, among other publications. Her essay, “Rallying to Keep the Game Alive,” was adapted for Prime Video’s television series, Modern Love. Her novel The Good House was adapted as a motion picture starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline. She lives with her husband in New York. Visit her online at

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
Stamford Library - Harry Bennett Branch
115 Vine Rd
Stamford, CT
I've Tried Being Nice: Essays By Ann Leary Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982120344
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - June 4th, 2024