The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
is a captivating story of betrayal. Modern Library lists it as one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century. It was eventually made into a movie starring Maggie Smith, who won a best actress Oscar for playing Miss Jean Brodie. At the end of the four weeks, we will watch the movie together, and compare it to the book. I just taught The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
as a book-club class at Hugo House over the course of four weeks this past winter, and it went really well, all the students loved the book, and one of them, amazingly, was the bestselling novelist Maria Semple, who said afterward: "Christopher’s passion and insight left me near-delirious with an excitement and optimism I’ve since carried into all my reading and writing.” I loved teaching this class so much, and I want to make it accessible to as many people as possible, so I'm offering it at a fraction of the cost of similar classes elsewhere, and (just like we do the silent-reading party) on a sliding scale. Pay what you can. CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE
The first meeting is May 30, and there will be four consecutive Saturday sessions. We're also going to record each class/meeting, so if you can't make it on Saturdays, you can watch the recordings on your own time, as long as you're a ticket-holder. If you buy a ticket after May 30, you can still join the remaining sessions, and we can send you a recording of the sessions you've missed. Contact email@example.com
for details on this option.
Read more about the book club and Christopher Frizzelle's FAQ here