MEET THE AUTHOR: ELIZABETH PASSARELLA
Join us as we welcome ELIZABETH PASSARELLA on TUESDAY, MAY 2 at 6:00 pm to celebrate the launch of IT WAS AN UGLY COUCH ANYWAY: AND OTHER THOUGHTS ON MOVING FORWARD.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
A collection of refreshingly honest and hilarious essays from Southern Living columnist Elizabeth Passarella about navigating change–whether emotional or logistical–and staying sane during life’s unexpected twists and turns.
After Elizabeth Passarella and her husband finally decided that it was time to sell their two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, she found herself wondering, Is there a proper technique for skinning a couch? The couch in question was a beloved hand-me-down from her father–who had recently passed away–and she was surprisingly reluctant to let the nine-foot, plaid, velour-covered piece of furniture go. So, out came the scissors. She kept the fabric and tossed the couch.
We’ve all had to make decisions in our lives about what to keep and what to toss–habits, attitudes, friends, even homes. In this new collection of essays, Elizabeth explores the ups and downs of moving forward–both emotionally and logistically–with her welcome candor and sense of humor that readers have come to love. She enters into a remarkable (and strange) relationship with an elderly neighbor whose apartment she hopes to buy, examines her own stubborn stances on motherhood and therapy, and tries to come to terms with a family health crisis that brings more questions than answers. Along the way Elizabeth reminds readers that when they feel stuck or their load feels heavy, there is always light breaking in somewhere.
It Was an Ugly Couch Anyway will make readers laugh, cry, and feel a little less alone as they navigate their own lives that are filled with uncertainty, change, and things beyond their control.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Passarella is the author of It Was an Ugly Couch Anyway and Good Apple, which was named one of the best books of 2021 by Real Simple magazine. Her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Parents, Martha Stewart Weddings, Real Simple, and Southern Living. Elizabeth is originally from Memphis and now lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children.