Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner is shown arriving at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Actress Jennifer Garner, whose mother grew up on a farm near Locust Grove, is tackling a real-life role for an Apple TV series, “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.”

The source material for the series is Amy Silverstein’s memoir that bears the same title. It delves into Silverstein’s experiences preparing for and recovering for a heart transplant with the help of her close circle of friends.

Silverstein is scheduled to speak at a Tuesday, June 30, virtual event hosted by The Pickup Line. The event, a Beauty & The Book live chat, begins at 6:30 p.m. You can register at

Silverstein will be speaking about the book, her experience and possibly will give insight into what to expect from the TV adaptation, according to a news release.

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Jimmie is a pop culture and feature writer at the Tulsa World. A former Oklahoma sports writer of the year, he has written books about former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer and former Oklahoma State football coach Pat Jones. Phone: 918-581-8389