Ellen Stimson, author of the hilarious memoir Mud Season, will be here for her new book, equally hilarious, Good Grief: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village. In Mud Season we saw Stimson pack up her family and move to a badly-in-need-of-repair old house, and purchase a quaint country inn. Many misadventures ensued. Now, in Good Grief her madcap life continues. One of her sons pees on his teacher’s chair. On purpose. Worse, the governor questions her about this. And she finds her ex-husband, whom she tells us she was married to for “fifteen minutes,” naked in her backyard. And then there’s the matter of packing for vacation and why the cop pulled her over. Of course, he ended up helping her rearrange the things in her trunk. Join us for a light-hearted evening with Ellen Stimson. You will laugh out loud. You will feel you have made a new friend. Ellen will be here at the
UConn Co-op Bookstore in Storrs Center on FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 at 7:00 pm.
Ellen is also hosting a CONTEST:
Enter to win an all expenses paid Weekend Getaway for Two in Vermont. Three nights and four days at historic, luxury Equinox Resort in glorious Manchester Vermont. The countryside is pure Vermont—rolling meadows, covered bridges and soft round mountains. Indulge in a maple sugar massage at the spa or just sit by one of the many giant fireplaces and enjoy the view. You’ll enjoy dinner at the Downtown Grocery in Ludlow with Chef Rogan and his wife Abby— passionate chefs cooking local, seasonal— really good food. And breakfast one morning at Up For Breakfast where you will climb the steps and settle in for a cozy homemade breakfast with Bonnie and all the locals who know where to eat.
All you need to do is buy a copy of Good Grief from the UConn Co-op Bookstore in Storrs Center. You’ll receive an entrance form at the time of purchase. Simply use the form to email or mail your entry. You’ll write a paragraph or two about how humor helped you or someone you know grieve the loss of a loved one. This contest is a national one, and anyone who buys a book on Ellen’s fall tour has a chance to win! Ellen will choose her favorite entry from all those submitted. And the lucky winner will spend a fabulous weekend in VERMONT.