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Emily Giffin, Author Visit
Location: Westerville Central High School
New York litigation lawyer-turned-author of chick lit novels such as Something Borrowed and The One & Only, Emily Giffin will visit Westerville while on book tour for the paperback release of her instant New York Times bestseller, First Comes Love.

Dubbed a "modern day Jane Austen" and a "dependably down-to-earth storyteller", Giffin writes fiction that handles serious matters in a heartwarming and slightly lighthearted manner.
Tickets may be purchased for the reception and presentation, or for the presentation only. The first 200 guests through the door at the presentation will receive a free copy of First Comes Love (excluding reception ticket holders). Additionally, copies of First Comes Love, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Babyproof and The One & Only will be available for purchase and signing.
The Reception
Location: The Lakes Golf & Country Club
Address: 6740 Worthington Road, Westerville, OH 43082
Time: 5-6pm (Doors open at 4:30)
Cost: Tickets are $50 per person
Tickets include admission to the reception (hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, mingling with the author, photo opportunity, pre-signed paperback copy of First Comes Love), ticket to the evening presentation, and priority seating/book signing at the presentation.
The Presentation & Book Signing
Location: Westerville Central High School auditorium
Address: 7118 Mt Royal Ave, Westerville, OH 43082
Time: 7pm
Cost: Tickets are $10 per person
Tickets include admission to author presentation with reserved seating, audience Q&A, book sale and book signing. The first 200 guests through the door will receive a free paperback copy of the new book (unsigned).
Guests will be released for the book signing by row, continuing front to back. Limit of 3 books per person. Accommodations can be made in advance for guests with disabilities. For more information, contact the Program Office at 614-882-7277 ext. 5023 or
Emily Giffin, a Chicago native, graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school, she moved to Manhattan and practiced litigation at a large firm for several years while she paid back her school loans, wrote a novel in her very limited spare time, and dreamed of becoming a writer.
Despite the rejection of her first manuscript, Giffin persisted, retiring from the legal profession and moving to London to pursue her dreams full time. It was there that she began writing Something Borrowed (2004), a story of a young woman who, upon turning thirty, finally learned to take a risk and follow her heart. One year later, Giffin's own gamble paid off, as she completed her manuscript, landed an agent and signed a two-book deal on both sides of the Atlantic. The following summer, Something Borrowed, hailed as a "heartbreakingly honest debut" with "dead-on dialogue, real-life complexity and genuine warmth," became a surprise sensation, and Giffin vowed never to practice law again.
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Age Group: General Audience
Category: Readers, Community
Topic: Authors
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