One City One Book - 2016

  • book coverSan Francisco Public Library is thrilled to announce that the 12th Annual One City One Book selection is Carey Perloff’s Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater, published locally by City Lights Foundation Books. Perloff's personal and professional journey—her life as a woman in a male-dominated profession, as a wife and mother, a playwright, director, producer, arts advocate, and citizen in a city erupting with enormous change. She offers a behind-the-scenes perspective, including her intimate working experiences with well-known actors, directors, and writers.

    Library bookshelves will be stocked with fresh copies of Beautiful Chaos in September – or, read over the summer and be ready for all the fun events happening this fall!

Citywide programming will take place from September through November. See the list of One City One Book Exhibits and Events.

About the Author

Carey Perloff is a playwright and current artistic director of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco. Perloff writes and lectures regularly about the American theater and about issues in culture and contemporary life that are close to her heart. She and her husband have two children: Alexandra, and Nicholas, best known as the electronic music producer Flaxo.

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