Laura Chinn Signing

Join us for a signing event with Laura Chinn,

author of Acne and writer/director of Suncoast!

Wednesday, January 24th @ 12:30pm

About the Book:

From the creator and star of Florida Girls comes a hilarious and profound memoir about family, happiness, and really aggressive acne.

Despite having dirty-blonde hair and fair skin, Laura Chinn is mixed-race: the daughter of a Black father and a white mother, which on its own makes for some funny and insightful looks at identity. Laura's parents were both Scientologists and nonconformists in myriad ways. They divorced early in Laura's childhood, and she spent her teen years ping-ponging back and forth between Clearwater, Florida, and Los Angeles (with an extended stint in Tijuana for good measure).

Laura lived alone and raised herself for long periods of time, but don't worry! Her mom's alcoholic boyfriend was always nearby to supervise. She also lost family members to horrific tragedies, started drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes when she was eleven years old, and dropped out of school when she was fifteen, all the while completely obsessed with and scarred by her severe acne condition.

This is not a sad story. There is Jell-O wrestling. There is an abnormal amount of dancing. There is information about whether you can drink gallons of sangria while taking unregulated Accutane acquired in Mexico. But mostly there is love, and ultimately there is redemption. Laura explores her trauma through anecdotes riddled with grit and humor, proving that in the face of unspeakable tragedy, it is possible to find success, love, and self-acceptance, zits and all.

About the Author:

Laura Chinn has been writing television for a decade on several shows including The Mick and Children's Hospital. As an actor, she has appeared in a wide range of movies and TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, My Name is Earl, Happy Endings and Warrior. She also created and starred in Florida Girls on Pop TV. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she performs improv and tries to learn how to surf every summer.

* Books will be available in store

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 12:30pm
Event address: 
510 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060-8018