Ariel Levy © David Klagsbrun; Maggie Nelson by Tom Atwood

Words and Ideas

Ariel Levy—The Rules Do Not Apply

In Conversation with Maggie Nelson

Sunday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.

About the Program

Come to the Skirball to hear award-winning New Yorker writer Ariel Levy discuss her new memoir with Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts). Like much of her generation, Levy was raised to resist traditional rules—about work, love, and womanhood. In this profound and beautiful memoir, she chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being “a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Her own story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed—and of what is eternal.

As praised by the Atlantic, “Levy has the rare gift of seeing herself with fierce, unforgiving clarity, and deploys prose to match”

Books available for purchase. A Q&A and book signing follow the program.