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Stephen McCauley: My Ex-Life

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In Conversation with Katherine Heiny, author of Standard Deviation

Many years ago, David Hedges and Julie Fiske had a short, sweet marriage, before they parted ways and left for opposite coasts. Now, they haven't seen each other in almost 30 years, and both are going through a rough patch in life. When Julie's teenage daughter from her crumbling second marriage goes digging in the basement and learns for the first time of her mother's earlier marriage, she begins a chain of events that leads to David and Julie's reunion. Best-selling author Stephen McCauley’s My Ex-Life is all about unexpected second chances and is full of laugh-out-loud lines worth underlining, smart social commentary, and characters you can't help rooting for. In prose filled with hilarious and heartbreakingly accurate one-liners, Stephen McCauley has written a novel that examines how we define home, family, and love. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears, and have thoughts of your own ex-life triggered. Wise and funny, Kirkus Reviews called it “a gin and tonic for the soul.”

Stephen McCauley is the author of six previous novels, including The Object of My Affection, True Enough, and Alternatives to Sex. Many have been national bestsellers, and three have been made into feature films. The New York Times Book Review dubbed McCauley “the secret love child of Edith Wharton and Woody Allen”, and he was named a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. His fiction, reviews, and articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Harper’s, Vogue, and many other publications. He currently serves as Co-Director of Creative Writing at Brandeis University.

Stephen McCauley will be joined in conversation by Katherine Heiny, author of Single, Carefree, Mellow and Standard Deviation.

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600 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002