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Bonnie Garmus: Lessons in Chemistry (Sunday)

The smash hit charming book clubs and social media alike

Bonnie Garmus (photo by Serena Bolton)
Sunday 26 May 2024
Event Code: 5

This event is also showing on Saturday 27 May.


After a male colleague took credit for her work, Bonnie Garmus channelled her rage into the unforgettable protagonist of Lessons in Chemistry, Elizabeth Zott – a chemist-turned-celebrity cook who surreptitiously teaches housewives to subvert the status quo.

With her debut, Bonnie became a multimillion-copy bestselling novelist, whose novel has also been adapted into an Apple TV series starring Brie Larson. This 1960s-set comedy has inspired readers worldwide with its message that it's never too late to change everything – including yourself.

Join Bonnie to chat science, sexism and success in your sixties. 

A book that sparks joy with every page. Lessons in Chemistry is both funny and rousing: it had me laughing one minute and air-punching the next.
Elizabeth Day

Bonnie Garmus appears thanks to the support of The Salon. 

Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000