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BK: Ariel Levy presents THE RULES DO NOT APPLY with Kate Dries

    05/18/2017 - 7:00pm

    This event will take place in our Brooklyn store.

    Join us as we celebrate the release of Ariel Levy's wonderful new book, The Rules Do Not Apply.

    In 2012, thirty-eight-year-old Ariel Levy was pregnant, married, and had a home. A month later, none of that was true. In The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir, Levy, a staff writer for The New Yorker, picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like much of her generation, she was raised to resist conventional rules—about work, about love, and about womanhood. In sharp, stunning prose, Levy chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being “a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Her own story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed—and what is eternal. And of how to begin again.

    Ariel Levy joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008, and received the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism in 2014 for her piece “Thanksgiving in Mongolia.” She is the author of the book Female Chauvinist Pigs, and was a contributing editor at New York for twelve years.

    Kate Dries is the Deputy Editor of Jezebel. She's written for The New York Times, BuzzFeed, WBEZ, Deadspin, The Billfold, and others.

    This is a free event. RSVPs encouraged but not required.

    The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Cover Image
    $27.00
    ISBN: 9780812996937
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Random House - March 14th, 2017

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A gorgeous memoir about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention

    "Cheryl Strayed meets a Nora Ephron movie. You'll laugh, ugly cry, and finish it before the weekend's over."--theSkimm

    Named one of the best books of 2017 so far by Time and Entertainment Weekly


    Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture Cover Image
    $15.99
    ISBN: 9780743284288
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Free Press - October 1st, 2006

    A classic work on gender culture exploring how the women's movement has evolved to Girls Gone Wild in a new, self-imposed chauvinism. In the tradition of Susan Faludi's Backlash and Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth, New York Magazine writer Ariel Levy studies the effects of modern feminism on women today.