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MARINA SHIFRIN discusses her memoir 30 BEFORE 30

30 Before 30 (Wednesday Books)

A charming, relatable and hilarious collection of essays documenting a young woman's attempt to accomplish thirty life goals before turning thirty.

Something was nagging Marina. As a freshly minted adult with student loan payments, a barely hospitable New York apartment, a “real” job she hated that paid her enough to get by if she also worked two other jobs, something needed to change. Over a few bottles of Two Buck Chuck, Marina and her friend each made lists of thirty things they’d do before the age of thirty. The first thing on Marina’s list was, “Quit My Shitty Job.” So she did, and just like that the List powered her through her twenties.

In 30 Before 30, Marina takes readers through her list and shares personal stories about achieving those goals. Ranging in scope from the simple (Ride A Bike Over the Brooklyn Bridge, Donate Hair) to the life-changing (Move to A Different Country, Become internet Famous), each story shows readers that we don’t all have it figured out, and that’s okay. But for Marina, she did become internet famous (a viral video of her quitting her job after moving to Asia has nearly 19 million views on You Tube) and now writes for Comedy Central’s hit show @Midnight, is also an in-demand stand up, and had a very popular Modern Love column published in the New York Times. None of that would have happened if she didn’t start her list that night. Thank you, Two Buck Chuck.

Told with humor and heart, 30 Before 30 will entertain, motivate, and challenge readers to get out of their comfort zones and live their best lives.

Marina V. Shifrin is a published writer who lives in East Hollywood and likes it. Sometimes. She’s written for TV, but not enough. She’s written for free, but too much. Her middle name is Vladimirovna. 30 Before 30 is her first book.

Photo by Vladimir Shifrin

Event date: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
30 Before 30: How I Made a Mess of My 20s, and You Can Too: Essays Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250129710
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - July 24th, 2018