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Lessons in Chemistry

Bonnie Garmus

Warwick’s, in partnership with Coronado Public Library, presents
Bonnie Garmus
in conversation with Jane Mitchell

Lessons in Chemistry

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 7:00pm PST

Coronado Performing Arts Center
650 D Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Lessons in Chemistry
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This event is free and open to the public. 

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Preferred Seating is available with purchase of LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY through the Eventbrite page linked to the green "Register Here" button above. Have a copy already? Share the Lessons in Chemistry love! This book makes an excellent gift - and you will have the opportunity on Friday night to donate your copy to an organization supporting literacy.

  • Registration is required through the Warwick’s Eventbrite page HERE.
  • Free open seating is first-come, first-served, subject to available space.
  • Preferred Seat holders will receive a copy of Bonnie Garmus's book when they check in. Preferred Seating is unnumbered and first-come, first-served.
  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

On Friday, February 24th at 7:00pm Warwick's, in partnership with Coronado Public Library, will host Bonnie Garmus as she discusses and signs her highly acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling book, Lesson in Chemistry. Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked widely in the fields of technology, medicine, and education. She's an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two pretty amazing daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99.

Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with - of all things - her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show Supper at Six.

Elizabeth's unusual approach to cooking ("combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride") proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo.

Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.

Jane Mitchell is a 28-time Emmy award winning broadcast journalist, TV personality and author. She helped create the TV home of the Padres for 15 years, Channel 4 San Diego. With her signature style, the program One on One delved into the hearts, minds and scrapbooks of athletes. Sports legends Dick Enberg and Tony Gwynn wrote the foreword to her book One on One – My Journey with Hall of Famers, Fan Favorites and Rising Stars. It shares her life story and those of many athletes including Gwynn, Ted Williams, Trevor Hoffman, Junior Seau, and Drew Brees.

Now, One on One Productions offers custom and biography videos, media coaching/teaching, and speaking engagements. Jane also recently produced the documentary celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Concerts in the Park.

A single mother by choice, her most prized production came in 2013 when she had her daughter Lily Ann, at the age of 50.

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Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385547345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022