Hilary Thayer Hamann, author of Anthropology of an American Girl, on tour June/July 2011

Posted By on March 22, 2011

About Anthropology of an American Girl

Paperback: 592 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (June 14, 2011)

This is what it’s like to be a high-school-age girl.
To forsake the boyfriend you once adored.
To meet the love of your life, who just happens to be your teacher.
To discover for the first time the power of your body and mind.

This is what it’s like to be a college-age woman.
To live through heartbreak.
To suffer the consequences of your choices.
To depend on others for survival but to have no one to trust but yourself.

This is Anthropology of an American Girl.
A literary sensation, this extraordinarily candid novel about the experience of growing up female in America will strike a nerve in readers of all ages.

“Remember what it feels like to be seventeen? Eveline Auerbach sounds like somebody many of us knew—or were. . . . A realistic, resonant, and universal story.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

“As vast and ambitious as the country itself.”—Carolyn See, The Washington Post
For more information on Anthropology of an American Girl, check out the book’s website:  anthropologyofanamericangirl.com and Facebook page.

About Hilary Thayer Hamann

Hilary Thayer Hamann was born and raised in New York. After her parents divorced, she was shuttled between their respective homes in the Hamptons and the Bronx. She attended New York University, where she received a B.F.A. in Film & Television Production and Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts, an M.A. in Cinema Studies from the Graduate School of Arts and Science, and a Certificate in Anthropological Filmmaking from NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History.

Ms. Hamann edited and contributed to Categories—On The Beauty of Physics (2006), an interdisciplinary educational book that was included in Louisiana State University’s list of top 25 non-fiction books written since 1950.

As the assistant to Jacques d’Amboise, founder and artistic director of the National Dance Institute, Ms. Hamann produced We Real Cool, a short film based on the Gwendolyn Brooks poem, directed by Academy Award-winning director Emile Ardolino. She also coordinated an international exchange with students from America and the then Soviet Union based on literature, music, and art. She has worked in New York’s film, publishing, and entertainment industries, and is co-director of Films on the Haywall, a classic film series in Bridgehampton, New York.

Ms. Hamann lives in Manhattan and on Long Island.

Connect with Hilary on Facebook and Twitter.

Hilary Thayer Hamann’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, June 6th:  Book Snob

Wednesday, June 8th:  A Library of My Own

Friday, June 10th:  Well Read Wife

Thursday, June 16th:  BookNAround

Monday, June 20th:  Sara’s Organized Chaos

Wednesday, June 22nd:  The 3R’s Blog

Thursday, June 30th:  The Book Faery Reviews

Wednesday, July 6th:  Caribousmom

Friday, July 8th:  Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, July 13th: Teresa’s Reading Corner

Thursday, July 21st:  Books Like Breathing


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