By Howard Pousner
Tony Award-winning actress Patti LuPone will visit Decatur on Monday[9/13] to discuss her new book, “Patti LuPone: A Memoir,” at Agnes Scott College’s Presser Hall.
The Georgia Center for the Book, co-presenter of the free event, says it’s only one of four promotional appearances LuPone will make and the only one in which she will be speaking.
Atlanta poet-author Collin Kelly will interview her starting at 1 p.m. (doors open at noon, seating is first come, first seated). 404-370-8450, ext. 2225, www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.
In “A Memoir” (Crown Archetype, $25.99), LuPone is as straight-shooting as fans would expect. For instance, she details the public humiliation in 1993 when she starred in the London production of “Sunset Boulevard” and then Andrew Lloyd Webber replaced her with Glenn Close before the show moved to Broadway. She found out by reading Liz Smith’s column, and the stress nearly wrecked her marriage.
“No one is born tough,” LuPone told Out magazine recently. “Joe Mantegna says it’s water off a duck’s back. He’s not from Sicily. I’m Sicilian. It’s not water off a duck’s back. It sits there and it festers. For years.”