Westfield Memorial Library Presents 'The Entitled' by Bill Foley
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 • 3:29pm
The Westfield Memorial Library will present Westfield resident and former Superintendent of Schools, Bill Foley, on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss his book, “The Entitled.” He will also discuss the writing and publishing process. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.
According to an excerpt from Amazon.com, the book’s main characters Carter and Jill Burton and their teenage daughter Melissa live comfortably in the upscale suburb of Excelsior, where prosperity is a birthright and opportunity abounds. Carter Burton moves effortlessly from a Yale degree and business school to become a master of the universe on Wall Street.
Along the way he woos Jill, who becomes the architect of their perfect life. At first, happiness comes easily, like hanging bulbs on a Christmas tree: the sprawling mansion, the country club membership, and a daughter destined for the Ivy Leagues. But this sunny screenplay is rudely interrupted when Carter’s fortunes are hammered by the recession and a near fatal automobile accident with his daughter.
He finds himself on life support at the firm—and alcohol at home—as he searches for the one big deal that will make everything right once again. With both substance and style, this novel follows the Burtons as each family member’s odyssey tests the limits of love, trust, and their dreams for a perfect life. The Entitled really delivers, aiming both barrels at the thin veneer of social status, wealth, and privilege.
The event is free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check our website to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Calendar link, or call 908.789.4090 ext 0.
Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and Sunday hours of 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. will resume on September 22.
For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”