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Jo Giese, in conversation with Chris Erskine, discusses and signs Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons From My Mother


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Jo Giese, in conversation with Chris Erskine, Thursday May 9th at 7pm

Jo's mother, Babe, liked to drink, dance, and stay up very late. When the husband she adored went on sales calls, she waited for him in the parking lot, embroidering pillowcases. Jo grew up thinking that the last thing she wanted was to be like her mother. Then it dawned on her that her own happiness was derived in large part from lessons Babe had taught her. Her mother might have had tomato aspic and stewed rhubarb in her fridge, while Jo had organic kale and almond milk in hers, but in more important ways they were much closer in spirit than Jo had once thought.

At a turbulent time in America, Never Sit If You Can Dance offers uplifting lessons in old-fashioned civility that will ring true with mothers, daughters, and their families. Told with lighthearted good humor, it's a charming tale of the way things used to be--and probably still should be. (She Writes Press)

Jo Giese is an award-winning radio journalist, author, teacher, community activist, and global traveler. As a special correspondent Jo was part of the Peabody award-winning team at Marketplace, public radio’s daily business show, and she’s been a contributor to This American Life. Her non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, European Travel & Life, Vogue, and more.

Chris Erskine is a best-selling humor writer and the author of Daditude, Man of the House and Surviving Suburbia. His columns are featured weekly in The Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, and they also appear in many other papers nationwide. 

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631525339
Availability: We Can Order This For You
Published: She Writes Press - April 23rd, 2019