Liz Pryor/Glencoe Woman's Library Club

The Woman's Library Club presents local author and relationship and life advice expert Liz Pryor for a lunch and presentation of her life stories. Her book Look at You Now, was a bestseller. To register, visit .

In Look at You Now, Liz Pryor is a seventeen-year-old girl from a good family in the wealthy Chicago suburbs. Halfway through her senior year of high school, she discovers that she is pregnant--a fact her parents are determined to keep a secret from her friends, siblings, and community forever. One snowy January day, after driving across three states, her mother drops her off at what Liz thinks is a Catholic home for unwed mothers--but which is, in truth, a locked government-run facility for delinquent and impoverished pregnant teenage girls.

In the cement-block residence, Liz is alone and terrified, a fish out of water--a girl from a privileged, sheltered background living amid tough, street-savvy girls who come from the foster care system or juvenile detention. But over the next six months, isolated and in involuntary hiding from everyone she knows, Liz develops a surprising bond with the other girls and begins to question everything she once held true. Told with tenderness, humor, and an open heart, Look at You Nowis a deeply moving story about the most vulnerable moments in our lives--and how a willingness to trust ourselves can permanently change who we are and how we see the world.

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 11:30am

Event address: 

Writers Theatre
325 Tudor Court
Look at You Now: How Keeping a Teenage Secret Changed My Life Forever Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812987546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 6th, 2017

CHICAGO TRIBUNE BESTSELLER • For readers of Orange Is the New Black and The Glass Castle, a riveting memoir about a lifelong secret and a girl finding strength in the most unlikely place