Exclusive Photo: Amber Tamblyn for Her New Book ‘Era of Ignition’

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CHICAGO – How does a person reflect on their moment in the world? Actress Amber Tamblyn (“Joan of Arcadia”) found herself in such a point in life. Her new book, “Era of Ignition,” reflects upon her journey and in a macro sense, America’s journey in transition. Joe Arce took an Exclusive Photo of her at an event sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop.

While in her late twenties, Ms. Tamblyn was facing a downturn in her career, and finding her dream of being a film writer/director more and more elusive. This led to her personal “Era of Ignition,” where a call to action and a personal upheaval paralleled what she felt was the country’s “Era” as well. She also helped to found the “Time’s Up” Movement, the sexual harassment defense fund that percolated after #MeToo. In “Era of Ignition,” she addresses gender inequality through the prism of societal judgement, ongoing misogyny and pay/personal choice discrimination. The book is both a intimate meditation and manifesto of public reckoning.

Amber Tamblyn for ‘Era of Ignition’ on March 8th, 2019
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Amber Tamblyn was born into a show business pedigree, as her father is actor/dancer Russ Tamblyn of “West Side Story” (1961) fame. She became a child-to-teen actor in TV and film, and had her first breakthrough role with “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” (2005), and on TV in “Joan of Arcardia” (2003-05). She has had film roles in “Django Unchained” (2012) and won acclaim as writer/director in “Paint it Black.” (2016). She also had recurring roles in TV’s “Two and Half Men” and “Inside Amy Schumer.” Her literary career includes three books of poetry and a work of fiction (“Any Man”), as well as “Era of Ignition.” Her husband is comedian David Cross. Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot this Exclusive Photo of Amber Tamblyn at a book signing event sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop in the Naperville (Illinois) Community Christian Church on March 8th, 2019.

“Era of Ignition” by Amber Tamblyn, is available at Anderson’s Bookshop or wherever books are sold.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2019 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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