New Yorker Contributor Michael Schulman Discusses His New Book: "Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep"
Monday June 6, 2016: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
AADL is extremely pleased to host Michael Schulman, theater editor of New Yorker’s Goings On About Town as he discusses his new New York Times Bestselling Book; Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep. Books will be for sale at this event, which will include a book signing.
"Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep" is the first thoroughly researched biography of the actress—and a portrait of a woman, an era, and a profession. With the narrative thrust of a novel, "Her Again" peels back the curtain behind the greatest actress of her generation, granting us an intimate look into the formative years that shaped her into the icon she is today.
From her days as homecoming queen at her suburban New Jersey high school, through her early days at Vassar College and Yale School of Drama during its golden years, to her star-making roles in "The Deer Hunter," "Manhattan," and "Kramer vs. Kramer," Schulman paints an indelible portrait of the artist as a young actress.
He brings into focus Streep’s heady rise to stardom on the New York stage; her passionate, tragically short-lived love affair with fellow actor John Cazale; her marriage to Don Gummer; and her evolution as a young woman in the 1970s wrestling with changing ideas of feminism, marriage, love, and sacrifice.
"Her Again" is the story of a gifted young woman coming into her extraordinary talents at a time of immense transformation, a rare glimpse into the life of the actress long before she became an icon.
Michael Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at the New Yorker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Believer, and other publications. He works at The New Yorker, where he is the theater editor of Goings On About Town and a frequent contributor to The Talk of the Town. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Styles section, Vanity Fair, The Believer, and other publications. He is the co-creator of the annual live series You Like Me: An Evening of Classic Acceptance Speeches.
This event will be recorded