1. What did you like about this book?
2. Does the combination of poetry and prose work in this piece?
3. Why don't we learn Tess's name until page 200 something?
4. Does Tess really learn anything?
5. Is it important that we don't know anything about Tess personally or is this a technical flaw?
6. Is the NYC restaurant scene really like that? (i.e. are there really that many cockroaches and people on coke?)
7. What is it about people from Ohio? (compare to the introduction of Hillbilly Elegy)
Evan, who is manager at the O'Neill branch library and oversees the book club there, says that "discussion illuminates." I definitely felt that way last night after hearing your thoughts on Sweetbitter which broadened my understanding and in turn my appreciation of the book. So thank you for coming out! We decided we are still left with many questions (i.e. does Park Bar really exist?!) that we would love to ask Stephanie Danler. Fortunately for us, she is scheduled to appear at the Harvard Book Store on April 19th. The event is on Stephanie Danler's website but not yet on Harvard's. So stay tuned as we get the time for this event. This book club is going on a field trip to Harvard Square!
In the meantime, we are reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty which is being made into an HBO mini-series. Join us on Wednesday, April 5th for book discussion and then sometime following that for a screening of the mini-series.
See you then!
The Tipsy Mamas' Book Club is co-hosted by Corinne Foster and myself, though the spirit of our discussions is flavored by many readers.