Mickey Rathbun in Person | Odyssey Bookshop

Mickey Rathbun in Person | Odyssey Bookshop

Mar 5, 2024 (UTC-5)
Odyssey Bookshop


Join us on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 PM at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA as Mickey Rathbun presents her new book, The Real Gatsby: A Granddaughter's Memoir. Mickey Rathbun will be joined in conversation by Martha Ackmann, an author and journalist known for her work on women who have changed America. In The Real Gatsby: George Gordon Moore, Rathbun delves into the captivating story of her grandfather, exploring the intriguing connections between his life and the iconic character of Jay Gatsby. Drawing parallels between their western backgrounds, time spent in England, questionable sources of wealth, and unattainable love interests, Rathbun uncovers the remarkable similarities that shape these two individuals. It is revealed that Moore was not only a friend and business partner of Tommy Hitchcock, the real-life inspiration for Tom Buchanan in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, but also a part of the social circle that inspired The Great Gatsby. This memoir offers an honest examination of Moore's extraordinary life and the enduring themes of wealth, social status, and the elusive American Dream. Mickey Rathbun is an accomplished writer and former lawyer based in Western Massachusetts, known for her features and essays published in esteemed publications such as the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, and Don't miss this opportunity to gain insight into the captivating life of George Gordon Moore and the connections that inspired one of America's most beloved literary characters. Admission is free for this event.

Provided by Joni leah|Published Mar 25, 2024


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