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Live From Prairie Lights: Stephanie Danler

Bestselling author Stephanie Danler will read from her novel, Sweetbitter.

Bon Appétit says, “This dynamite book is filled with the heart-wrenching indignities of self-discovery, and gives a gritty, inside look to the fast-paced, drug-filled, whirlwind scene of restaurant life.”

Stephanie Danler worked in NYC for over seven years for fine restaurants such as Union Square Cafe and Tía Pol, where she gained the experience that allowed her to deftly conjure the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry.  

“Danler’s sexy, astute debut is really a love story about the addictive pull of restaurant life. Anyone who’s ever tied on an apron will think, 'Finally, someone wrote a book about us. And nailed it.'” —People Magazine

Danler earned an MFA from the New School, and has recently relocated to her native Los Angeles.

“Brilliantly written Sweetbitter is the Kitchen Confidential of our time.” —Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Blood, Bones & Butter

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Monday, April 24 at 7:00pm

Prairie Lights Books
15 South Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA

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The Writing University

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After Class, Arts Iowa, Writing




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Jan Weissmiller

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