Talking with Authors: Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Good Company
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: New July 2022! When Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s hilarious, bestselling first novel “The Nest” hatched in 2016, it was an instant hit. The novel, which is currently being adapted by AMC Studios as a limited series, tells the story of four siblings who confront middle age – and each other – in their quest to inherit the trust fund (“nest egg”) that they each desperately need. In her second novel, “Good Company,” D’Aprix Sweeney takes a deeper, more personal, look at that life-stage when two middle-aged married couples confront a secret that challenges the lives and relationships they thought they had.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Literature-231**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • In this book, the women of the town seem to “have it all,” but the protagonist suspects this is not true. Have students write a short story about someone who appears to “have it all” but really doesn’t.


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