The Price of Illusion

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 3:25pm -- lwhite

Join us on Wednesday, June 7 when former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue Joan Juliet Buck discusses her new memoir, The Price of Illusion. Joan’s memoir tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the dangerous 1970s, Paris in the heady 1980s and 1990s. But when her fantasy life at Vogue came to an end, she had to find out who she was after all those years of make-believe. She chronicles this journey in beautiful and at times heartbreaking prose, taking the reader through the wild parties and the fashion, the celebrities and creative geniuses as well as love, loss, and the loneliness of getting everything you thought you wanted and finding it’s not what you’d imagined. While Joan’s story is unique, her journey toward self-discovery is refreshing and universal.


Joan Juliet Buck is an American novelist, critic, essayist, and editor.  She served as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris from 1994 to 2001.  While a contributing editor to Vogue, Vanity Fair, Traveler, and The New Yorker, she wrote two novels, The Only Place to Be and Daughter of the Swan. Currently her essays appear in Harper’s Bazaar. She has been seen onscreen in Julie & Julia and on television in Supergirl.  


Free for members; $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 401-847-0295, ext. 112 for reservations.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm