LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viewers of the trailer for Natalie London’s new memoir, Lyme Light, will recognize the unmistakable voice of narrator, actress Natasha Lyonne, star of “Orange is the New Black.” Lyonne’s distinctly wry delivery, dry humor, and intimately worn voice, is a perfect fit for London’s groundbreaking work, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. The trailer can be viewed at www.lymelightmemoir.com.
Lyme Light is a dark, offbeat memoir that delves into the sharp mind of a girl who grew up on iconic 90’s television reruns, was a extraordinary musician, but simply terrible at flirting. Nearing graduation from Columbia University and traveling to meet with some of the country’s biggest record labels, London's world was suddenly obliterated by the smallest bite of a tick.
Bedridden for nearly three years with Lyme Disease, London takes the reader into a world of losing and regaining her memory along with her ability to walk, talk, read and write. While a gripping and cautionary tale, Lyme Light is not your average illness memoir. London’s uncompromising honesty and witty delivery have been compared to works by Dave Eggers, Augusten Burroughs, Chuck Klosterman and David Sedaris.
As Alicia Goranson (Boys Don’t Cry, Roseanne) describes this young Canadian’s work, “London discovers meaning in illness, wit in despair, imagination in loneliness, companionship in culture and culture in companionship…” adding that Lyme Light is “…a heroine’s journey toward the self.” Such overwhelming public support has been joined by stars ranging from Sara Gilbert to Jason Priestley.
London is also the vocalist/multi-instrumentalist for the band Hey, King! Her music is featured in the film “Stop Calling Me Honey Bunny” screening at two of the largest LGBT film festivals, Frameline in San Francisco and Outfest in Los Angeles. Hey, King! will also be opening for Aaron Embry this July.
Lyme Light was launched last month at a sold-out concert featuring indie rock favorites All American Rejects, Youngblood Hawke, and a host of celebrity guests along with a triumphant return to the stage by London and her band, Hey, King! Proceeds benefited the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance.
Later this year, the audio version of Lyme Light will be released, as read by Lyonne.
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