Matthew Weiner - Heather, the Totality (San Rafael)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:30pm

Introduced by Tom Barbash
In conversation with Michael Krasny

Hoytt Theater, Osher Marin JCC
Tickets: $45 (one ticket & one signed book); $65 (two tickets & one signed book)

Please note: online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets available at the door.

This event is in association with the Osher Marin JCC

A collision course between a privileged family and a dangerous young man, Heather, the Totality is a chilling debut novel by Matthew Weiner.

"This short novel of upper-crust anomie and class-divide obsession is a scorcher! It's the classic noir construction: the short walk off the long ledge and the plummet to an indifferent Hell. Matthew Weiner demonically delivers the goods! Read this book in one gasping breath."—James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential and Perfidia

"Heather, The Totality is a tour de force of control, tone and razor-slash insight. In its clear-eyed anatomist's gaze and its remarkable combination of empathy and pitilessness I hear echoes of Flaubert and Richard Yates, with a deeply twisted twist of Muriel Spark at her darkest. I could not put it down." —Michael Chabon, author of Moonglow

"Heather, The Totality gripped me at once and had me spellbound. It was partly the absolute certainty of the world he was describing, the sense that beyond these brilliantly chosen details there was a wealth of similarly truthful social and psychological perception unstated. And partly the slightly fastidious form, the sound of a voice a hair's breadth away from affectation, but so firmly where it was that there was no question of turning away and not hearing what was going to come next. Then there was the ice-cold mercilessness, of a kind that reminded me (oddly, I suppose, but there it was) of Evelyn Waugh."—Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials

"I cringed and shuddered my way through this short, daring novel to its terrible inevitable end. Each neat, measured paragraph carpaccios its characters to get to the book's heart - one of Boschian self-cannibalising isolation. A stunning novel. Heather, The Totality blew me away."—Nick Cave

Matthew Weiner has been entertaining audiences for two decades, most recently as writer, creator, executive producer and director of Mad Men, one of television's most honored series. He also worked as a writer and executive producer on The Sopranos


Osher Marin JCC
200 N San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
Heather, the Totality Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316435314
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 7th, 2017

The explosive debut novel - about family, power and privilege - from the creator of the award-winning Mad Men.

Named a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year