Random House Book Club February Happy Hour

Join us to discuss We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman

February 22, 2021 in Zoom

Have you ever wanted to flee to the other side of the country and start over after an embarrassing (okay, more like disastrous), career-torching moment? That’s what happens to Cass, the once-promising young playwright at the center of our February Spotlight Pick: We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman. 

After a searing public shaming, Cass escapes to Los Angeles to reinvent herself. She falls in with her new neighbor Caroline, a charismatic filmmaker, and the pack of teenage girls who will star in Caroline’s next movie. But as time goes on, Cass becomes increasingly troubled by Caroline’s lies and manipulation. Can she put her own ambitions aside and do the right thing? Or does great art sometimes necessitate emotional casualties?

You’ll have no shortage of discussion topics with this novel, from deep questions about the price of fame to the psychology of professional rivalries and the pressure of potential. Join us on Monday, February 22 at 7:30 PM ET for a virtual Zoom Happy Hour to discuss the book, with a special appearance from author Jen Silverman.

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February 22, 2021
7:30PM to 8:30PM



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