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Fiction Forum: Amy Sohn

Fiction Forum: Amy Sohn

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
General Public 

Author and Actress Amy Sohn discusses her new book, CBD! 

CBD has insinuated itself into every aspect of our lives, from body oil to pet food. The cannabis derivative cannabidiol is an omnipresent cure-all that has gone from being “voguish” to “a mainstream panacea,” as The New York Times recently noted. And it’s a particular favorite of the crowd endemic to Brooklyn, the Bay Area, and other similar urban environs.

Now comes Amy Sohn’s parodic parable CBD!, written in the style of the beloved children’s book by William Steig, CDB! A unique work of humor and a puzzle book, it is packed with charming black-and-white illustrations by Eric Hanson—and for those of us who need it, there’s a solution key in the back. Though not appropriate for kids (except for really smart and transgressive ones), CBD! will delight CBD users, irreverent parents, ex-children, and anyone curious about or appalled by the wellness industry.

Amy Sohn is the bestselling author of the novels Prospect Park West, Motherland, My Old Man, Run Catch Kiss, and The Actress, all published by Simon & Schuster. Her wildly popular columns have run in New York Press, the New York Post, Grazia (UK), and New York. She has also written for The Awl, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Journal, Playboy, Elle, The New York Times, and many other publications. Her children’s book Brooklyn Bailey, the Missing Dog will be available from Dial Books for Young Readers in 2020. Raised in Brooklyn, she still lives there today.

Moderated by Creative Writing Program Faculty John Reed

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program


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