Launch: Sarah Manguso with Moira Donegan / Liars

The Booksmith

1727 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

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Wed, July 24th, 2024 @ 7:00PM PDT

The Booksmith will be hosting Very Cold People and 300 Arguments author Sarah Manguso in conversation with journalist Moira Donegan for LIARS. Please join us!


About the book

A nuclear family can destroy a woman artist. I’d always known that. But I’d never suspected how easily I’d fall into one anyway.

When Jane, an aspiring writer, meets filmmaker John Bridges, they both want the same things: to be in love, to live a successful, creative life, and to be happy. When they marry, Jane believes she has found everything she was looking for, including—a few years later—all the attendant joys and labors of motherhood. But it’s not long until Jane finds herself subsumed by John’s ambitions, whims, and ego; in short, she becomes a wife.

As Jane’s career flourishes, their marriage starts to falter. Throughout the upheavals of family life, Jane tries to hold it all together. That is, until John leaves her.

Liars is a tour de force of wit and rage, telling the blistering story of a marriage as it burns to the ground, and of a woman rising inexorably from its ashes.

“Painful and brilliant—I loved it.”—Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot and Either/Or


About the author

Sarah Manguso is the author of nine books, including the novel Very Cold People, a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. Manguso is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, and the Rome Prize. She lives in Los Angeles.

Moira Donegan is an opinion columnist covering politics and gender for The Guardian (US). Also writer in residence at The Clayman Institute. Find her online at: https://moiradonegan.substack.com/


About the bookstore

The Booksmith is an independent bookstore located in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco since 1976. www.booksmith.com


Please note:

  • Masks are not required, but can be provided upon request.
  • Check-in begins at 6:45. Unclaimed seats are given up beginning at 7:10.
  • There will be a 30 minute post-show signing as time allows. Books will be for sale on the night of the event, but you can also purchase additional copies straight from our website.
  • Questions? Accessibility requests? Write to us at [email protected].



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The Booksmith
1727 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-863-8688