Wednesday, November 7, 2012

the night I met Emily Giffin

Yep, you read that right.

I’ve been a fan of Emily Giffin’s books for quite some time. After reading her first book Something Borrowed and watching the movie which starred Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin, I was hooked. They’re great beach reads, and instead of having to drag my husband out to see a chick flick movie, I can read her books and get my dose of girly-ness.  Last week while I was browsing Facebook on my phone and saw her post a status saying she was headed to little Lexington, North Carolina. Say what? Emily Giffin in my hometown? How did I not know this was happening?

 

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After hunting down some more information, I found out she would be speaking at the civic center downtown to benefit our local library. I got in touch with my sister in law, who also reads her books, and we planned to go that night. Giffin has ties to this area being that she went to Wake Forest University, just up the road in Winston Salem. However, I also learned that Lexington is where her best friend lives.

Lexington is teeny, and I was so surprised she agreed to come speak here. Her book signings are typically in much larger cities like New York and Los Angeles, but here she was. For about an hour she spoke about her journey to become a successful writer, she spoke about her newest book Where We Belong, and then answered questions from the audience about movie production, what it was like working with Kate Hudson, and future plans for books. I found her charming, down to earth, and really like you were just listening to your friend talk about her job. She graciously signed books and took pictures with all of us afterwards. I was so excited to purchase Where We Belong, and to have her sign it. And now, I can’t wait to start reading it!

 

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