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AUTHOR EVENT Jenny Mollen: City of Likes 7PM THURSDAY, JUNE 23
LOCATION | IN-PERSON: PHOENIX
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. A limited number of free tickets are available. You can also support Changing Hands by purchasing the book via Eventbrite below, or by contributing what you can. A suggested contribution of $10 or $20—whatever you can afford—will help keep our virtual event series sustainable and accessible to all. Thank you!
Writer, actor, Instagram personality Jenny Mollen (New York Times bestselling author of essay collections I Like You Just the Way I Am and Live Fast Die Hot) presents her debut novel.
ABOUT THE LIVE EVENT
We're limiting attendance to allow for social distancing, so registration via Eventbrite is required for admission.
Masks are required.
ABOUT THE BOOK
City of Likes centers on Megan Chernoff, a talented but unemployed copywriter in an identity crisis after the birth of her second child. Seeking a fresh start, she and her family move to New York City, where she meets Daphne Cole—a gorgeous, stylish, well-known momfluencer. To Meg’s surprise and delight, Daphne shows an inordinate amount of interest in Meg, showering her with compliments, attention, gifts, and all the perks that come with having a massive digital platform. Before she knows it, Meg finds herself immersed in Daphne’s world—hobnobbing at exclusive power mama supper clubs, partaking in fancy wellness rituals, and reveling in the external validation she gets from her followers who grow daily by the thousands. Her friendship with Daphne, as well as the world she’s been granted access to, is intoxicating and all-consuming. But is it authentic? When Meg realizes she’s losing track of what matters most—her relationship with her sons and her husband—the deep cracks in Daphne’s carefully curated façade are finally exposed. It’s up to Meg to find her way back to her real life. But first, she must determine what “real” even means.
Written with Jenny Mollen’s signature razor-sharp wit, City of Likes is a compulsively entertaining and unforgettable satire of the seductive allure of social media, as well as an unsettling portrait of female relationships, motherhood, and our “pics or it didn’t happen” culture.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JENNY MOLLEN is a writer, actor, Instagram personality, and New York Times bestselling author of the essay collections I Like You Just the Way I Am and Live Fast Die Hot. Her digital series, “I Like You Just the Way I Am,” which she wrote and in which she stars, currently streams on ABC Digital. Heralded by The Huffington Post as one of the funniest women on both Twitter and Instagram and named one of “Five to Follow” by T Magazine, Jenny wrote a regular column for Parents magazine and has contributed to Cosmopolitan, Glamour, New York, Elle.com, “Wake-Up Call with Katie Couric,” and Playboy online.
Her debut novel City of Likes will release on June 14, 2022.