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Karen Abbott

January 12, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Karen Abbott, the bestselling author of Sin in the Second City, talks about her new book, American Rose, the expansive story of America’s coming-of-age as told through the extraordinary life of Gypsy Rose Lee and the world she survived and conquered. Following the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression leveled everything almost overnight. Americans were primed for a star who could distract them from grim reality and excite them in new, unexpected ways. Enter Gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite stripper who possessed a preternatural gift for delivering exactly what America needed.


January 12, 2011
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24 E. Goethe St.
Chicago , IL United States

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