Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal
October 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Virtual Event with author Sarah Nir in conversation with Lulu Miller
Thursday, October 22 — 7:30 pm
New York Times reporter, Pulitzer Prize finalist and avid equestrian Sarah Maslin Nir began riding horses when she was just two years old and hasn’t stopped since. Horse Crazy is a fascinating, funny, and moving love letter to these graceful animals and the people who — like her — are obsessed with them. It is also a coming-of-age story of Nir growing up an outsider within the world’s most elite inner circles, and finding her true north in horses.
Nir takes readers into the lesser-known corners of the riding world and profiles some of its most captivating figures. Woven into these compelling character studies, Nir shares her own moving personal narrative. She details her father’s harrowing tale of surviving the Holocaust, and describes an enchanted but deeply lonely upbringing in Manhattan, where horses became her family in the least expected of places. She speaks candidly of how horses have helped her overcome heartbreak and loss. Infused with heart and wit, Horse Crazy is an unforgettable blend of beautifully written memoir and first-rate reporting.