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Book Cult - Against Memoir

Deep Vellum Books

Deep Vellum Books is excited to host Book Cult! Our very own bookstore book club! Now this isn’t your regular-degular-schmegular book club. We won’t always follow the traditional book club format but we’ll be discussing a book from some of our favorite small presses every other month. Expect giveaways, special guests, games, and most of all new friends! See you there!

Our May book club choice will be AGAINST MEMOIR by Michelle Tea published by The Feminist Press at CUNY. *Book club members get 20% off the book club title

About the Book

The razor-sharp but damaged Valerie Solanas, a doomed lesbian biker gang, recovering alcoholics, and teenagers barely surviving at an ice creamery: these are some of the larger-than-life,yet all-too-human figures, populating America’s fringes. Rife with never-ending fights and failures, theirs are the stories we too often try to forget. But in the process of excavating and documenting these lives, Michelle Tea also reveals herself in unexpected and heartbreaking ways. Delivered with her signature honesty and dark humor, Tea blurs the line between telling other people’s stories and her own. She turns an investigative eye to the genre that’s nurtured her entire career—memoir—and considers the extent to which art preys on life. About the Author Michelle Tea is the author of six memoirs (including Against Memoir), four novels (including Black Wave), and the creator of multiple cultural interventions such as Drag Queen Story Hour, RADAR Productions, Sister Spit, Mutha Magazine, and the queer imprint Amethyst Editions.

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