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SOLD OUT: Lecture, Dominique Browning, Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas, & Found Happiness

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


 Photo credit: Frances PalmerFor more than a decade, Dominique Browning was editor-in-chief of the Condé Nast institution House & Garden. One Monday morning in 2007, the magazine folded and she was told to pack up her office. Overnight her driven, purpose-filled days vanished.  With her children leaving home, and a long relationship ending, the structure of her life disappeared.  She fell into a panic of loss and along the way discovered a deeper joy than any she had ever known. Ms. Browning returns to the Boston Athenæum to discuss her most recent book and to talk about wearing  pajamas to the farmer’s market, playing piano at four in the morning, and learning to love an unexpected, unanticipated life.

Dominique Browning has worked with numerous publications, including The New York Times and New York Magazine, and is the author of Around the House and in the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement.

To Reserve:  This event is open to the public and there is no fee.  To make a reservation for the lecture, please call the Athenæum’s reservation line at 617-720-7600.

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