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Thursday
19
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Lilibet Snellings: Box Girl

18:00
20:00
American Writers Museum
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Join the Chicago Council of the AWM for an evening of drinks and discussion with Lilibet Snellings about her book Box Girl: My Part-Time Job as an Art Installation. Tickets are $25, and proceeds will support the AWM's educational programs.

About Box Girl:

"A self-effacing and wryly young voice in the tenor of Sloane Crosley and Lena Dunham."
- Booklist

As featured in The Los Angeles Times, Harper's Bazaar, Buzzfeed, TimeOut LA, Talk Radio Europe, and elsewhere, BOX GIRL is a collection of laugh-out-loud essays about Lilibet Snellings moving to LA at age 22 and unintentionally becoming a "slash." A writer/waitress/actress/…Box Girl. Once a week, Snellings would sit inside a giant glass box behind the concierge desk at The Standard Hotel for seven hours at a time and pretend to ignore the many hotel guests who asked, "Is she allowed to go to the bathroom?" (Yes.) From spilling five beers on one person while waitressing, to almost drowning on the set of Entourage, Snellings shares and laughs at her many mishaps while navigating her 20s in LA.

Available at your favorite local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Books-A-Million, and on Kindle, Nook, and iTunes.

"One part Joan Didion, one part Holly Golightly, Lilibet Snellings has given us, in Box Girl, a hilarious and utterly original account of coming of age in L.A. Winsome, witty, and startlingly honest, she takes us on a mental journey that touches on feminism and fast food, voyeurism and advertising, going broke and breaking away. Delightful!"
- Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker

"A funny, whip-smart debut, Snellings' exposé of herself and Los Angeles gives new meaning to the phrase 'think inside the box.'"
- Sandra Tsing Loh, The Atlantic, NPR

BOX GIRL named one of Flavorwire's Top 15 Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

BOX GIRL on Harper's Bazaar's "Hot List" March 2014

BOX GIRL #3 on Buzzfeed's "22 Books You Need to Read This Summer" List

TimeOut LA called BOX GIRL a "Top New Book About Los Angeles"