Each month, the Official Rogue Book Club brings together readers, art-lovers, and special guests to discuss books that inspire us to look at art and life in new and unexpected ways. We’re kicking off 2021 with An Object of Beauty: A Novel , by Steve Martin.
Most people associate banjo player Steve Martin with pop culture staples like Roxanne, Saturday Night Live, or Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. However, the comedian-turned-actor got his start in writing, starting with The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, which won him an Emmy at age 23. Today, he is the author of several plays, including Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and the highly acclaimed novel Shopgirl. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times.
In An Object of Beauty, Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take on New York City’s art world. Groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to climb the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights – and, at times, the dark lows – of the art world and the nation from the late 1990s through today.
This program will last approximately 60 minutes.