Author Talk and Book Signing: “The Means” by Amy Fusselman; at East Hampton Library
Join us for an author talk and book signing
Shelly Means, a wealthy stay-at-home mom and disgraced former PTA president, is poised to get the one thing in life she really wants: a beach house in the Hamptons. Who would have guessed that Shelly, the product of frugal Midwesterners, or her husband George, an unrepentant thrift shopper, would ever be living among such swells? But Shelly believes it’s possible. It might be a very small house, and it might be in the least-fancy part of the Hamptons. But Shelly has a vision board, an architect, and a plan.
But what should be a simple real estate transaction quickly goes awry as Shelly’s new neighbors disapprove of her proposed shipping container house at the same time that George’s lucrative work as a voice over artist dries up. But Shelly is dogged. She knows how to go into beast mode. But will it ever be enough to realize her beach house dreams?
A novel of real estate, ambition, family, and money from “one of our best interrogators of how we live now, and how we should live” (Dave Eggers), THE MEANS is also a fantastical, fast-moving and very funny exploration of class, wealth, and the value of work.
*Photo credit – Beowulf Sheehan
Hybrid program; live on zoom and in person in the Baldwin Lecture Room
To Register: Call (631) 324-0222, Ext.3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk, or Visit www.eventbrite.com…