CA – Not That Bad Signing

Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling & deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, appears at The Grove on Monday, June 25 at 7 PM to discuss & sign “Not That Bad”. This anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, & harassment head-on and what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, & aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

MA – Not That Bad Signing

Author Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist, Hunger, World of Wakanda) will speak on Thursday, June 14th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Congregation Kehillath Israel. A book signing will follow her talk. Roxane is editor of the new anthology Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture and author of the bestselling Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body; attendees select a free paperback copy of either book with their ticket purchase. Please read the following information carefully before placing your order.

TICKETS

This event requires a ticket, available online through EventBrite or for purchase in-store.

Every attendee must present their ticket, either printed or on-screen, for entry. Each ticket comes with a free book (your choice of Not That Bad or Hunger). You may pick up your book at the event or at Brookline Booksmith before the end of June 2018. Books will NOT be available for pick-up before the event.

Your ticket to this 6:00pm reading is valid until 5:55pm. In the case of a sold out event, open seats will go on sale to the standby line and your ticket no longer guarantees entry. All tickets are nonreturnable and nonrefundable.

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Further details and updates will be sent to ticketholders via email. Roxane Gay’s other titles will be available for purchase at the event. If you have a disability and require accommodation, please contact us at events(at)brooklinebooksmith.com

Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, she has also written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon. Her fiction has also been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2012, The Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and other anthologies. She is the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana, and sometimes Los Angeles.

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture – In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. Like Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every reader, saying “something in totality that we cannot say alone.”

Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that “not that bad” must no longer be good enough.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her past–including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life–and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved–in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.

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Congregation Kehillath Israel
384 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 277-9155

NY – Not That Bad Signing

Press Release:

Books Are Magic is very excited to host Roxane Gay, deeply beloved author of the books Hunger, Bad Feminist and Difficult Women, as she presents the new book Not That Bad in conversation with actor and book contributor Ally Sheedy on Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00 PM.

Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.

In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. Like Rebecca Solnits Men Explain Things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every reader, saying something in totality that we cannot say alone.

Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that not that bad must no longer be good enough.

Each ticket comes with your choice of a paperback copy of Not That Bad or Hunger.

First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn
119 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYC – Not That Bad Presentation

Author Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist, Hunger, World of Wakanda) appears in conversation with Aja Monet at the New York Public Library on Monday, June 11th at 7:00 PM. Get tickets here….

In her latest book, Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, Roxane Gay brings together an incredible array of women to share first-person essays that directly tackle rape, assault, and harassment. The book asks what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Gay will be joined in conversation by poet, educator and activist, Aja Monet, author of My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter.

LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.

All proceeds from tickets go toward supporting programming at The New York Public Library.

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New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd St, New York, NY 10018
(917) 275-6975

NYC – An Evening with Roxane Gay

Author Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist, Hunger, World of Wakanda) appears in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald at the Cooper Union on Friday, June 8th at 7:00 PM. Get tickets here…

Hear from one of today’s most influential voices, Roxane Gay, on #BLM, #MeToo, body size, feminism, and more. With piercing intellect and engaging empathy, cultural icon Gay fearlessly navigates gender, sexuality, and race in her writing. Join Gay for an open and insightful conversation with BuzzFeed News’s Isaac Fitzgerald, as the two engage with today’s most relevant subjects.

Hosted by The Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs.

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Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

NYC – Roxane Gay & Tayari Jones Signing

Authors Roxane Gay and Tayari Jones speak and sign at the 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

Roxane Gay’s latest book is the memoir Hunger — “an amazing achievement in more ways than I can count,” wrote Ann Patchett. “When a wrenching past is confronted with wisdom and bravery, the outcome can be compassion and enlightenment — both for the reader who has lived through this kind of unimaginable pain and for the reader who knows nothing of it.”

Tayari Jones’s new novel, American Marriage, is “a stunning, epic love story filled with breathtaking twists and turns, while bursting with realized and unrealized dreams,” wrote Edwidge Danticat. “An exquisite, timely and powerful novel that feels both urgent and indispensable.”

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – Vulture Fest: Feminist AF

Roxane Gay and Amber Tamblyn appear at Milk Studios on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6:45 PM to present their Vulture Festival staple reading series, Feminist AF, for another afternoon showcasing the most daring voices in feminist writing today. Special guests include Jennine Capó Crucet, Sharon Olds and Morgan Parker.

Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

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Milk Studios
450 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011
(212) 645-2797

NYC – Words & Music: Roxane Gay + Ben Arthur

Author Roxane Gay will read from her book Difficult Women and Ben Arthur will perform musical responses at the Strand Book Store on Saturday, November 4th at 4:00 PM.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

CO – Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Signing

Author Roxane Gay appears to present her latest book at Tattered Cover on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Free numbered tickets for the signing line are available NOW with the purchase of HUNGER at any TC location (excluding the airport stores). Everyone in the signing line must have a copy of the new book with a ticket. Seating for the presentation prior to the signing will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket and signing restrictions may apply, so stay tuned.

Roxane Gay is the author of the novel An Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction; the essay collection Bad Feminist; and Ayiti, a multi-genre collection. She is at work on a memoir, Hunger, and a comic book in Marvel’s Black Panther series. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012the New York Timesthe Guardian, and many others. She is a recipient of the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award, among other honors. She splits her time between Indiana and Los Angeles. She can be found online at www.roxanegay.com and on Twitter @rgay.

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Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7727

LA – Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Signing

Press Release:

Octavia Books is thrilled beyond measure to be featuring New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay on her HUNGER book tour! Local author Maurice Carlos Ruffin will introduce and interview Ms. Gay at an event at the New Orleans JCC on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

You must pre-purchase the book from Octavia Books to attend the event. Details at the link.

Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In HUNGER, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties–including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life–and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane Gay explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. HUNGER is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be.

This event was originally planned as an in-store event, but has been moved to the JCC to accommodate larger demand. We are very grateful to the JCC for partnering with Octavia Books in support of this important community event.

Roxane Gay is the author of the nonfiction BAD FEMINIST, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel AN UNTAMED STATE, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the story collection, AYITI. An opinion contributor to The New York Times, she has also written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, Slate, and Salon, where she was a featured columnist. Her fiction has also been selected for Best American Short Stories 2012, and Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and other publications. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana.

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Jewish Community Center, Uptown
5342 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115

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