A Note From Lauren on Red Nose Day’s Work in Puerto Rico – rednoseday.org

In a note shared with Red Nose Day USA, Lauren recounts her experience on Red Nose Day‘s work in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria.

Here’s an excerpt:

So much can happen in a year.

Today marks one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico. The storm wreaked havoc on the island, destroying over 90,000 homes, shutting down the electrical grid, and forcing more than 300,000 people to leave their homes.

When I visited Puerto Rico with Red Nose Day months after the hurricane, I was astounded. Not only by the many issues still troubling the island, but by the strength and resilience demonstrated by those who live there.

Among the many incredible people I met during my trip, I was particularly touched by 13-year old Gabriela. Gabriela and her family survived the storm by hiding in a tiny closet, while their home was battered and destroyed. Despite her ongoing hardships, Gabriela has aspirations to become a doctor, and to help her mom rebuild their home.

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Pictures: MPTF’s Evening Before The Emmys

Lauren attended the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s Evening Before Emmys on Sunday night!
While there are no red carpet pics from the event, makeup artist Jamie Greenberg and actress Jane Levy have shared pretty pictures of Lauren, along with Jane, BFF Mae Whitman and Jenny Slate before the party 😍

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Video: The Great American Read – “Who Am I”

As previously announced here, Lauren made another apearance in this week’s episode of “The Great American Read” to discuss one of her favorite book “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn“:

You can watch the full episode here: facebook.com/GreatReadPBS

About the book :

“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith

Book description: From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children of Francie’s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer..

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Video: Lauren in The Great American Read- Fall Kick-Off Episode

Lauren made an appearance last night in the Fall Kick-off episode of “The Great American Read” 📚!

You can see her around the 25 min mark, talking briefly about “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn“. She should be featured more in next week’s episode “Who Am I” airing September 18, 8/7c on PBS.

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ | Fall Kick-Off | PBS

Watch the livestream and discuss the series relaunch of The Great American Read PBS HERE on Facebook! #GreatReadPBS

Publiée par Great American Read • Watch Episodes • PBS sur Mardi 11 septembre 2018

About next week’s episode “Who Am I“:

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

How do the books we love answer the question “Who am I?” We explore first-person narratives and other ways authors tell stories of characters on personal journeys. From navigating the teen years through discovering our “chosen families,” these novels can help us find ourselves at any age.

FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE

Barbara Bush, Junot Diaz, Jonathan Gilmore, Lauren Graham, John Green, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Heritage, S.E. Hinton, John Irving, Yahdon Israel, Devon Kennard, Diane Lane, George Lopez, Lisa Lucas, Armistead Maupin, Aline Brosh McKenna, Leland Melvin, Shanna Peeples, Joanna Rakoff, Jason Reynolds, Joshua Rothman, Parul Seghal, Kevin Young

She’s also listed to appear in the “What We Do For Love” episode, airing October 9th:

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

How do our favorite novels reflect what we do for love? From classic romance to family dramas, from unrequited passion to unforgettable first love, we take a look at our best-loved books that feature the most important emotion in our lives. And we examine why we are drawn to these stories.

FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE

Marie Arana, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Bush, Chelsea Clinton, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Lauren Graham, John Green, Jenna Bush Hager, Yahdon Israel, Gayle King, Lisa Lucas, George R.R. Martin, Shanna Peeples, Maya Rodale, Joshua Rothman, Parul Sehgal, Nicholas Sparks, Baratunde Thurston, Gabrielle Union, Ming-Na Wen, Allison Williams

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Briefing Lauren Graham – Belletrist.com

Lauren is featured in the latest edition of Belletrist‘s Brief newsletter and it’s a must read!

To discover her favorite book of the year, her favorite indie bookshop and her favorite things, go read the newsletter 🙂 And, “cerise sur le gâteau”, there’s also a “In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It” spotify playlist!! Click here or on the picture below to access the newsletter!

 

More about Belletrist:

Belletrist celebrates great books and the people who read them.

Every month, Belletrist features a different book and a favorite independent bookstore, both chosen by Emma Roberts + Karah Preiss.

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