Alina Simone: Note to Self

6:30 pm on Monday, June 17, 2013
8:00 pm on Monday, June 17, 2013
Brookline Booksmith,
What's laid off thirtysomething Anna going to do now: write a book about late bloomers (nah; someone already did)? "Reposition her disposition," as suggested by her lifecoach friend? Or just loom in the brain-fog of her longtime internet addiction? Then she finds filmmaker Taj on Craigslist and finds a mission in his project. Sort of. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Alina Simone wowed us with her biographical essays in You Must Go and Win, and she does it again with her sharp, uproarious debut novel. Alina Simone is a singer and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She was born in Kharkov, Ukraine and came to the U.S. at a young age as the daughter of political refugees after her father refused recruitment by the KGB and was blacklisted for ‘refusal to cooperate.’