in conversation with HOPE EDELMAN

When Nancy Balbirer learns her beloved eleven-year-old beagle has kidney failure, she's devastated. She and her husband had gotten Ira as a puppy--a wedding gift to each other, and their first foray into "parenthood." Now, her dog is terminal, her marriage is on life support, and Nancy is desperate to save them both (whether they want it or not). In a single year, she loses her two best friends, but Nancy's life is about to take yet another unexpected turn.

With humor and heart, Nancy Balbirer shares her story of relationships, loss, and canine friendship in this illuminating memoir about the lengths people will go to keep love alive...and the power of finally letting go.

Nancy Balbirer is a writer and performer of stage and screen. She has appeared on Seinfeld; MTV’s Remote Control and is a frequent collaborator of the playwright Charles Busch. She has written for Letterman sidekick, Paul Shaffer and is the author and star of the critically acclaimed solo show I Slept With Jack Kerouac. She is also the author of the memoir, Take Your Shirt Off and Cry: A Memoir of Near Fame Experiences.

In discussion with Nancy Balbirer will be Hope Edelman, the internationally bestselling author of Motherless Daughters, Motherless Mothers, and The Possibility of Everything. She has been teaching memoir writing for more than two decades, most recently in Antioch University-LA's MFA program and at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

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