We are so fortunate to welcome the acclaimed journalist Patricia Morrisroe (New York magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue) to one of our Thursday evening talks. Morrisroe wrote the definitive biography of Robert Mapplethorpe and Wide Awake, a memoir of insomnia. Her new book, The Woman in the Moonlight, is her first novel and for it, she steps back to 19th-Century Vienna, to tell the romantic and tragic story behind one of classical music’s most famous compositions.
Courtesy of Woman Around Town What more captivating homage to Ludwig van Beethoven, especially in this year that marks the 250th anniversary of his birth, than Patricia Morrisroe’s recently-published novel, The Woman in the Moonlight? Her tale of music and passion...
Bursting with fresh revelations, Wide Awake is a mesmerizing exegesis on sleep and its discontents, written with wit, charm, and, above all, wisdom born of Morrisroe’s triumphant struggle with insomnia.
A. Roger Ekirchauthor of At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past