Tue July 23rd, 2013
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 7:30PM
The summer’s most anticipated memoir, COMING CLEAN: A MEMOIR (Amazon Publishing /New Harvest) is Kimberly Miller’s dazzling debut, in which she recounts a childhood spent in a rat-infested home, the emotional burden of hiding her father’s shameful secret for years, and the complicated yet loving relationship with her parents that has thrived in spite of the odds.
In COMING CLEAN, Kimberly shines new light on the misery of hoarding—not the entertainment variety with its sad subjects made famous by reality television—but living with rats and sludge and fleas, teetering stacks of paper and broken electronics, and the ubiquitous smell of mildew. Her searing examination of the damage caused by her father’s disease is haunting, but it is only one path on her
An immaculately put-together woman with a great career, a loving boyfriend, and a beautifully tidy apartment in Manhattan, you would never guess today that Kimberly spent her childhood hiding in the squalor of her parent’s Long Island home. COMING CLEAN is a deeply personal story; a story about recognizing where we came from and the relationships that define us.
Kimberly Rae Miller is a writer and actress living in New York City. Her writing on food, exercise, and positive body image have been published by Conde Nast’s blog Elastic Waist, Yahoo!’s Shine, Social Workout, and Figure magazine. Additionally, Kim writes about New York living, celebrity gossip, and shopping for CBS Radio and CBS New York. In 2010, Kim was featured in Katharine Sise’s breakthrough career guide Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career. She blogs at TheKimChallenge.com.
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.