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Elizabeth Passarella discusses Good Apple

Elizabeth Passarella discusses Good Apple


March 15, 2021, 7 p.m. ET

Join us for an evening with Elizabeth Passarella, as she discusses her new book Good Apple: Tales of a Southern Evangelical in New York. In this sharp and slyly profound memoir, Elizabeth upends stereotypes about Southerners, New Yorkers, and Christians, making a case that we are all flawed humans simply doing our best. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar. If you’d like to purchase a copy of this book, we hope you’ll do so from Little Shop of Stories, our partners for this event, here. Elizabeth Passarella is content with being complicated. She grew up in Memphis in a conservative, Republican family with a Christian mom and a Jewish dad. Then she moved to New York, fell in love with the city—and, eventually, her husband—and changed. Sort of. While her politics have tilted to the left, she still puts her faith first—and argues that the two can go hand in hand, for what it’s worth. In her memoir, Elizabeth shares stories about everything from conceiving a baby in an unairconditioned garage in Florida to finding a rat in her bedroom. Good Apple is a hilarious, welcome celebration of the absurdity, chaos, and strange sacredness of life that brings us all together, whether we have city lights or starry skies in our eyes. More importantly, it’s about the God who pursues each of us, no matter our own inconsistencies or failures, and shows us the way back home. Elizabeth Passarella is a contributing editor for Southern Living, where she writes the “Social Graces” column. A former editor at Real Simple and Vogue, she has spent more than 20 years writing about food, travel, home design, and parenting in outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Parents, Martha Stewart Weddings, Coastal Living, Airbnb Magazine, and Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated with a degree in journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Elizabeth lives in New York City with her husband and three children.