Dust_jacket_of_Perfectly_MiserableAuthor Sarah Payne Stuart to Speak

Author Sarah Payne Stuart will speak in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library on Sunday, March 1st at 3:00 PM on her book, "Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town." The book is about her hometown of Concord, MA and according to Boston Magazine, is “an acidic, hilarious, and monumentally self-deprecating account of its author’s doomed love affair with the world’s quaintest town."


Stuart has written several other books, including the non-fiction work “My First Cousin Once Removed: Money, Madness and the Family of Robert Lowell”--a New York Times Notable Book; two humor books—“How to Regain Your Virginity” and “Home Colleging: Because You Have No Choice” (both co-authored with Patricia Marx); and the novels “Men in Trouble” and “The Year Roger Wasn't Well.”  Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review and Town and Country.


All are welcome to attend this free program.  Books will be available for sale and signing.  The Assembly Room is handicapped accessible.  This event is part of the Library Friends Author Series and is sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.