Read: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
Drinking: Water (I know, boring!)
This was my first book club meeting possibly ever. It was supposed to be at one of the DC libraries, but at the last minute it got moved to a pub by Union Station. Best book club location ever? The focus of the club’s books is Washington, DC. I’ll be reviewing each book and the club’s reactions after every meeting.
The book club focused primarily on the dichotomy between Alice’s public self and her private self. We talked about the work that goes into projecting just the right image to the general public, about how much of what we see of both famous political figures as well as Hollywood stars is a well-prepared act. It was a great discussion that ranged from not only the fictional first lady, but the real first ladies: Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. The three were so different in their actions, the way they dressed, and how the media reacted and continues to react to them.
It was a great discussion, and I’m looking forward to meeting with the group again next month!
Are you in a book club?