Maria Semple’s success in writing Where’d You Go, Bernadette, left her with mixed feelings. Believing in a “need to write from a place of almost nausea,” Semple found that getting in touch with that inner pain was tough as a well-liked, best-selling author. So in response, she embarked on a process of getting in touch with the parts of herself that she was most afraid of sharing. Today Will Be Different is the result of that process. Semple says that Bernadette fans will recognize the same “fun narrative trickery” in this story which takes place over the course of a single day. Semple will talk about her creative process and self exploration in writing this book. “This book is so packed with interesting characters and situations, it could have been three times as long,” says Kirkus Reviews.
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