If you did not get your fill with Bravo’s ‘NYC Prep,’ then….
The Clifton Corner will be hosting an evening with the authors of ‘The Real Real,’ Emma McLaughlin and Nicki Wheir. These two talented writers are the masterminds behind ‘The Nanny Diaries’ (which was recently turned into a movie starring Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, and Alicia Keys) and are now releasing a work of young adult fiction that focuses on the journey of a Hampton’s senior who finds herself caught in the mire of truth and betrayal in a high school reality “XTV” show…
Here is more info. on the book:
The bestselling authors of ‘The Nanny Diaries’ introduce a new heroine to root for: Jesse O’Rourke, coffee barista, high school senior, and unwitting reality TV star.
Imagine there was never a Laguna Beach, a Newport Harbor, the shimmering Hills. Imagine that your hometown—your school—is the first place XTV descends to set up cameras.
Now imagine they’ve trained them on you.
When Jesse O’Rourke gets picked for a “documentary” being filmed at her school in the Hamptons she’s tempted to turn down the offer. But there’s a tuition check attached to being on the show, and Jesse needs the cash so she can be the first in her family to attend college. All she has to do is trade her best friend for the glam clique she’s studiously avoided, her privacy for a 24/7 mike, and her sense of right and wrong for “what sells on camera.” . . . At least there’s one bright spot in the train wreck that is her suddenly public senior year: Jesse’s crush has also made the cast.
As the producers manipulate the lives of their “characters” to heighten the drama, and Us Weekly covers become a regular occurrence for Jesse, she must struggle to remember one thing: the difference between real and the real real.
Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
To Reserve a Spot: Contact Sandra at 718-768-7627 or email: sandra [at] cliftoncorner dot com
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, Studio 3A
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Directions: “Look for the lions!”
Take the 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza, and walk along the park to 53 Prospect Park West -OR- Take the F-train to 7th Avenue and walk up two avenues to 53 Prospect Park West
The building is between 1st & 2nd Streets, next to Poly Prep Lower School, “The Mansion”
Ring buzzer #4, and then follow the stairs up two flights. The studio is on the right.