Abigail Thomas, STILL LIFE AT EIGHTY: The Next Interesting Thing

Event date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


FREE. Registration required.


Abigail Thomas joins us to talk about her new memoir in which she ruminates on aging during the confines of COVID-19 with her trademark mix of humor and wisdom, including valuable, contemplative writing tips along the way so pull up a chair, and enter Abigail Thomas's funny, mesmerizing, generous world.

Abigail Thomas

As she approaches eighty, what she herself calls old age, Abigail Thomas accepts her new life, quieter than before, no driving, no dancing, mostly sitting in her chair in a sunny corner with three dogs for company—three dogs, vivid memories, bugs and birds and critters that she watches out her window. No one but this beloved, best-selling memoirist, could make so much over what might seem so little.

Abigail Thomas worked as both a book editor and book agent before writing her own first collection of short stories, Getting Over Tom. Her second and third books An Actual Life, and Herb’s Pajamas, were works of fiction. Thomas’ memoir, A Three Dog Life, was named one of the best books of 2006 by The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post and received the 2006 Inspirational Memoir Award given by Books for A Better Life. She is also the author of the memoirs Safekeeping, Thinking About Memoir and What Comes Next and How to Like It.  She lives in Woodstock.

Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck is a fully wheelchair-accessible space with on-site van-accessible parking. Microphones and speakers will not be used at this event [but can be made available with advance notice]. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@oblongbooks.com