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Bring Your Own Presents: 'Marie's New CAAAr'

Marie Lovejoy

Bring Your Ownis a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme.

This story was told on January 9, 2013 at the Community Book Centeron Bayou Road, and later produced by Seth Ludman. The theme of the evening was "Emergency Exit", during which New Orleans resident Marie Lovejoy told of a call to AAA that led to more than a roadside car repair. 

SPOILER ALERT! Marie just hit the 10-year anniversary of buying that car last month... it now has 214,000 miles on it, and she’s going for 300K.

*Bring Your Ownis brought to you by Liam Daniel Pierce, Laine Kaplan-Levenson, and Nina Feldman. The next BYO is on Sept. 19 at Fortier Park; to find out more, go to