P&P Live! Olivia Laing — Everybody: A Book About Freedom - with Sarah Schulman

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

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The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an electrifying course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to explore gay rights and sexual liberation, feminism, and the civil rights movement.

Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and traveling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of McCarthy-era America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century—among them Nina Simone, Christopher Isherwood, Andrea Dworkin, Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag, and Malcolm X. Everybody is an investigation into the forces arranged against freedom and a celebration of how ordinary human bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world.

Laing will be in conversation with Sarah Schulman, a longtime activist for queer rights and female empowerment, and serves on the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace. She is the author of more than twenty works of fiction, nonfiction, and theater, and the producer and screenwriter of several feature films.

*Every ticket purchaser will be entered into a raffle to win a gold "Everybody" necklace, and the winner will be announced live before the event ends!


P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780393608779
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

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