Detailed Event List

Melvin I. Urofsky - The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today

Saturday, February 15, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781101870877
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Pantheon - January 28th, 2020

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Erica Armstrong Dunbar - She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman — in conversation with Dolen Perkins-Valdez — At Politics and Prose at Union Market

Saturday, February 15, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781982139599
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: 37 Ink - November 5th, 2019

 

 

1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

SOLD OUT: Glennon Doyle - Untamed — at GW Lisner

Saturday, March 14, 7:00 pm
Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

In her most revealing and powerful book yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and author of the bestselling sensations Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us. Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both a memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It offers a piercing, electrifying examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world's expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at ourselves and recognize: There She Is. Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Doyle insists: “The braver we are, the luckier we get.”

This event will not include a public signing. Books will be pre-signed.

GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Mikel Jollett - Hollywood Park — at GW Betts

Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 pm
Hollywood Park: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250621566
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Celadon Books - May 5th, 2020

Hollywood Park is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett, frontman for indie rock band the Airborne Toxic Event, was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer. In his raw, poetic, and powerful voice, Jollett portrays a childhood filled with abject poverty, trauma, emotional abuse, delinquency, and the lure of drugs and alcohol. Raised by a clinically depressed, narcissistic mother, tormented by his angry older brother, subjected to the unpredictability of troubled step-fathers, and longing for contact with his father, a former heroin addict and ex-con, Jollett slowly, builds a life that leads him to Stanford University and, eventually, to finding his voice as a writer and musician.

Student Tickets: $10
Ticket and Book: $35

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GW Betts Theatre
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

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