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Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner To Open JCC Jewish Book Festival in West Hartford

Jennifer Weiner. Submitted photo

The Mandell JCC Brings New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner to debut her much-anticipated memoir, Hungry Heart.

Jennifer Weiner. Submitted photo

Jennifer Weiner. Submitted photo

Submitted by Larah Winn, Mandell JCC

The Mandell JCC Jewish Book Festival will open its season by bringing Jennifer Weiner, New York Times bestselling author to debut her moving memoir, Hungry Heart; Adventures in Life, Love and Writing, on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117.

Readers know Jennifer Weiner as many things: a mother, a daughter, a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and an “unlikely feminist enforcer” (The New Yorker). In her first work of nonfiction, no subject is off limits as Jen tells the stories of her life. Hungry Heart is a stunningly honest, funny, heartbreaking, and ultimately redemptive memoir about hunger and humor, loving and losing, and a woman who searched for her place in the world – and found it as a story teller.

Jennifer Weiner grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut and graduated with a degree in English literature from Princeton University. She is the author of the novels Good in Bed (2001); In Her Shoes (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine; Little Earthquakes (2004); Goodnight Nobody (2005); the short story collection The Guy Not Taken (2006); Certain Girls (2008); Best Friends Forever (2009); Fly Away Home (2010); Then Came You (2011); The Next Best Thing (2012); All Fall Down (2014) and Who Do You Love (August 2015). Weiner has appeared on numerous national television programs, including The Today ShowCBS This Morning, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including The New York TimesSeventeenRedbookGlamourCosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping.

Tickets are $40 per person and includes the book and meet the author reception. Tickets are on sale via mail, in person, or online at the Mandell JCC Box Office, 860-231-6316,  [email protected] and at www.mandelljcc.org. Patron and sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, Jill Ziplow, 860-231-6339, [email protected]. For updates, follow the MandellJCC on Facebook and Twitter. All dates and programs subject to change.

The 2016-2017 Mandell JCC Book Festival is funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, and sponsored include Mandell JCC Partners: Saint Francis Care, LAZ Parking, Farmington Bank, Simsbury Bank, Group Insurance Associates, Barnett & Shoflick Family Dentistry, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Waterford Hotel Group, Jewish Book Council, Hartford Car and Driver, RJ Julia Independent Book Sellers, The Greater Hartford Arts Council, The Jewish Ledger, Mandell JCC Pillars Society and Pacesetters.

 

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