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Book Talk! Sascha Rothchild’s BLOOD SUGAR
April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR
QUICK TAKE: A New York Times Book Review Best Thriller of 2022 that received critical acclaim from outlets like Cosmopolitan, New York Post, FIRST For Women, CrimeReads, Paste, PopSugar, and BookPage, BLOOD SUGAR tells the story of Ruby Simon, an absurdly likeable murderess accused of killing her husband—ironically, the only murder she didn’t commit. As Ruby undergoes questioning and the narrative alternates between Ruby’s memories of her past crimes and her present-day fight to clear her name, Rothchild weaves an intricately plotted and surprisingly sensitive exploration of love, guilt, chronic illness, revenge, and justice, all served up in her irreverent charm and fresh, acerbic prose. The result is a twisty, clever tale of female power and a surprising tribute to the extraordinary things we do for love, starring an unforgettable protagonist you can’t help but root for—an addicting mixture of sour and sweet.
BLOOD SUGAR marks a departure for Rothchild, who cut her teeth writing some of the last decades’ boldest, most memorable stories. After gaining notoriety first for her 2004 stint on public radio show “This American Life” and then for her comedic yet heartfelt memoir-turned-screenplay, How to Get Divorced by 30, she has since won acclaim writing and producing for the lauded television series GLOW, The Bold Type, The Baby-Sitters Club, and The Carrie Diaries, and recently signed on as the showrunner for Netflix’s series spin-off of the To All the Boys film franchise, XO, Kitty. Her television work earned her a place on Variety’s 2015 list of “10 TV Writers to Watch,” and she is set to make her first foray into feature films with her screenplay, Who Invited Her, already optioned by DreamWorks with Reese Witherspoon attached to executive produce. In short, she’s fantastic, and BLOOD SUGAR will only cement her status as one of the most dynamic, inventive storytellers writing today.
ABOUT THE INTERVIEWER
MONICA CORCORAN HAREL is a journalist, screenwriter and the founder of PRETTY RIPE, a multi-media lifestyle platform for women (proudly) over 40. She has been called the “midlife midwife” by WWD and featured in Time and InStyle. She writes about beauty, fashion, wellness, menopause and the culture around modern women for The New York Times, New York Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter. Monica has moderated programming for SXSW—and created award-winning content for companies like Estee Lauder and Morgan Stanley. Her first feature film about two middle-aged women who swap bodies with Gen Z influencers is set up at Netflix with Eva Longoria attached to star and direct. She is currently adapting her magazine essay “My Mom Has No Friends” into a sitcom for 20th Television and Mandy Moore. Monica lives in L.A. with her family and really loves being an “older woman.”