Writers Bloc Presents Griffin Dunne

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Griffin Dunne springs from America's literary royal family. His father was novelist and journalist Dominick Dunne. His uncle, a great novelist and essayist, was John Gregory Dunne. As then there was his aunt, Joan Didion. Until just recently, Griffin was best known and admired as an actor and as a director. But with the release of his absolutely revelatory documentary on Joan Didion, The Center Will Not Hold, he jumped right onto that acclaimed literary perch, so dominantly occupied by his father, aunt and uncle.

With his new book, The Friday Afternoon Club, a memoir about this larger than life family, Griffin Dunne joins the family business--with absolute brilliance, and great good humor, even as he takes us into the depths of family tragedy. While he has the keen observation skills of a journalist, he never coasts into detachment, never casting aside his own emotional involvement. The Friday Afternoon Club is so winningly captivating, shocking, and entirely entertaining. What a terrific addition to the family canon.

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No refunds on tickets or books. Books must be picked up on the night of the program.

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Book Soup is the official bookseller for this program. Tickets can be purchased through Writers Bloc Presents.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
New Roads School/ Moss Theater
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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