Carol Joynt joins Georgetown "family" for an intimate reading

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Carol Joynt, Author of "Innocent Spouse," reads from her book at St. John's
Carol Joynt, Author of "Innocent Spouse," reads from her book at St. John's

A clear, moving sound rang clearly through St. John’s Church on O Street Sunday -- the sound of Carol Joynt’s even, clear, resonant voice as she read from her new memoir Innocent Spouse to an engrossed audience.  While the stories she told were undoubtedly familiar to this audience of neighbors and friends in Georgetown – the marriage and sudden death of her husband, Howard, the interrupted career in broadcas

 Carol with Larry King and son Spencer (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Carol with Larry King and son Spencer
t news, parenting a son, and trying and failing to keep the iconic Nathan’s bar/restaurant open – it was different hearing the words come directly from her.  It was more immediate, more real, more surprising and the thoughts clearer. It was family.

Innocent Spouse, Joynt's memoir, is a moving, sometimes hilarious, sometimes terrifying account that should be on every Georgetowner's "must-read" list.

The community event was sponsored by the Georgetown Business Association, The Georgetowner and Georgetown Cupcake and is under the direction of the DC Public Library Foundation to benefit the Georgetown Public Library (Peabody Room-repository for Georgetown history), and the Children's Programs.

Carol, center with Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, George Will and David Brinkley, all of ABC News. (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Carol, center with Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, George Will and David Brinkley, all of ABC News.
With Nathan's (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) With Nathan's
Carol interviews Bob Woodward at the Q&A Cafe at Nathan's (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Carol interviews Bob Woodward at the Q&A Cafe at Nathan's
The auction at Nathan's after it closed (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) The auction at Nathan's after it closed
Rokas Beresniovas of GBA, Sonya Bernhardt of The Georgetowner, Randy Roffman, former publisher and Ann Valazco of the DC Public Library Foundation. (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Rokas Beresniovas of GBA, Sonya Bernhardt of The Georgetowner, Randy Roffman, former publisher and Ann Valazco of the DC Public Library Foundation.