NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Author Kevin Morris and New Canaan writer James Frey will discuss Morris' debut novel, "White Man's Problems,'' on Tuesday at the New Canaan Library.
In a description on the library website, Morris "explores the vicissitudes of modern life. Whether looking for creative ways to let off steam after a day in court, or enduring chaperone duties on a school field trip to the nation's capital, the heroes of White Man's Problems struggle to navigate the challenges that accompany marriage, family, success, failure, growing up, and getting older."
The stories in the book pose philosophical questions about conformity and class, duplicity and decency and the actions and meaning of an average man's life. Morris writes characters and dialogue equally at home, in an office in the Empire State Building, a driveway in Brentwood or a working class taproom.
Morris has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and Filmmaker Magazine. He is the co-producer of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon, and producer of the classic documentary film Hands on a Hardbody. He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles.
Frey's first three books -- A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard, and Bright Shiny Morning -- were all No. 1 bestsellers in the United States and international bestsellers. His work has been published in 42 languages.
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