Ann Arbor, MI – Nicola’s Books has teamed up with the Michigan Theater to present actress/author Drew Barrymore on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 PM. Ms. Barrymore will read excerpts from her new memoir, Wildflower (which is being released the day prior), take part in an audience Q&A, and sign copies of the book in her only Michigan stop on the book tour.
The Michigan Theater is happy to welcome back Ms. Barrymore, as she used the theater in 2009 to screen her daily filming results of “Whip It,” the roller derby drama which she directed and which starred Ellen Page.
Descended from Hollywood royalty and working as an actress before she could walk and talk, Barrymore has had much of her private life on display for the whole world to see. She is one of the rare public figures who have literally grown up before the public’s eyes. Now, at the age of 40, Barrymore has increasingly and deliberately withdrawn from the limelight. With two daughters and a growing business empire that includes Flower Films and Flower Beauty, she has a fresh perspective on life.
In the opening passage of her new book, Wildflower (Dutton; On sale: October 27, 2015), Ms. Barrymore tells readers “when I was writing and I shut my door, I would let the inspiration flow. For some reason I had to write this book. I have become more private every year, and yet these stories were beating on the door of my heart screaming ‘let me out."
The stories in Wildflower touch on her relationships with her notorious family members and some famous friends, to life changing moments and everyday normalcy. From her child star days to the woman she has blossomed into, Drew Barrymore’s stories in Wildflower will delight fans of all ages and especially those young of heart.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 11 at 10 AM and will be available at Nicola’s Books and all Ticketmaster outlets, including ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $35 and $25 with limited Gold Circle seating at $50. . All tickets include a hard cover copy of Wildflower. Books will be available for pick-up the night of the show at the Michigan Theater.