Diablo Cody & Eric Smith

April 26 @ 7 PM


Join Anderson's Bookshops, in partnership with fellow independent bookstores across the country, for a virtual event with Oscar Award winner Diablo Cody and YA author Eric Smith to celebrate the YA novelization of Jagged Little Pill, based on the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical based on Alanis Morrissette's groundbreaking album. 





More about the book:


A timely and gutsy YA novel based on the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical from Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, and Glen Ballard!

Swallow it down—what a jagged little pill . . .

Jagged Little Pill: The Novel follows the intertwining lives of five teens whose world is changed forever after the events at a party.

Adopted Frankie struggles to see eye-to-eye with her mother—who would rather ignore a problem and preserve their “perfect” life than stand up for what’s right. Jo just wants her mom to accept her queer identity—and is totally crushed when Frankie, the only person who really gets her, finds herself infatuated with someone new. Phoenix tries to find his place at the new school and balance wanting to spend time with Frankie but knowing he also has to help out with his sick sister at home. Bella wants to enjoy the end of high school and just head off to college without a hitch. Everyone expects Frankie's brother Nick to be the golden boy, but even though he just got into his dream school, he’s not even sure he's a good person. Each of their stories intersects when Bella is sexually assaulted at a party, and it looks like the perpetrator might get away with it.

Moving, heartfelt, and raw, Jagged Little Pill: The Novel draws on the musical’s story and gives readers deeper glimpses of the characters. It’s a story about the power of voicing your pain, standing up for what’s right, and finding healing and connection.


About the Authors 

Diablo Cody is the Oscar Award-winning writer and producer best known for JunoYoung Adult, and Jennifer’s Body


Eric Smith is a YA author and literary agent with P.S. Literary. His books include Don’t Read the Comments, the Inked duology, The Girl and the Grove, and The Geeks Guide to Dating. Originally from Elizabeth, New Jersey, he now lives in Philadelphia with his family.