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Nina Lorez Collins

Nina will be joined in conversation by Dallas author Kathleen Kent

Tuesday, May 1st, 7:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
What Would Virginia Woolf Do?: And Other Questions I Ask Myself as I Attempt to Age Without Apology Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538727959
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grand Central Life & Style - April 10th, 2018

When Nina Collins entered her forties she found herself awash in a sea of hormones. As symptoms of pre-menopause set in, she began to fear losing her health, looks, sexuality, sense of humor-perhaps all at once. Craving a place to discuss her questions and concerns, and finding none, Nina started a Facebook group with the ironic name, "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?", which has grown exponentially into a place where women-most with strong opinions and fierce senses of humor--have surprisingly candid, lively, and intimate conversations.

Mid-life is a time when women want to think about purpose, about how to be their best selves, and how to love themselves as they enter the second half of life. They yearn to acknowledge the nostalgia and sadness that comes with aging, but also want to revel in their hard-earned wisdom.

Part memoir and part resource on everything from fashion and skincare to sex and surviving the empty nest, WHAT WOULD VIRGINIA WOOLF DO? is a frank and intimate conversation mixed with anecdotes and honesty, wrapped up in a literary joke. It’s also a destination, a place where readers can nestle in and see what happens when women feel comfortable enough to get real with each other: defy the shame that the culture often throws their way, find solace and laugh out loud, and revel in this new phase of life.

Kathleen Kent’s fourth book, titled The Dime, is an Edgar-nominated contemporary crime novel set in Dallas, based on a short story published in the crime anthology, Dallas Noir. The New York Times picked The Dime as one of their “Latest and Greatest” in crime fiction, March 2017. Kirkus starred review says, “Kent’s detective is Sam Spade reincarnated as a brilliant modern woman.” The Dime has been optioned by 20th Century Fox for a TV series, produced by J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. The second book in the Detective Betty series, titled The Kiln, will be published in the spring of 2019. Ms. Kent is also the author of three bestselling historical novels, The Heretic’s Daughter---recipient of the David J. Langum Sr. award for American historical fiction---The Traitor’s Wife, and The Outcasts, which was the recipient of the American Library Association’s 2014 top choice for Historical Fiction, as well as the recipient of a Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western fiction. The author lives in Dallas.