Angela Garbes with Lindy West - SOLD OUT
While she is properly credited as being a writer for The Stranger and other publications, we also ‘claim’ Seattle’s Angela Garbes as a former Elliott Bay bookseller. She has made good, celebrating publication this evening of her first book, Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy (Harper Wave). She keeps good company, too, as she’ll be joined in conversation tonight by Seattle writer Lindy West, she of Shrill.
Ms. West on Ms. Garbes: “Angela Garbes maps the strange void at the heart of American parenting-the ways we simultaneously deify, infantilize, and erase mothers-and then pours herself into that void with indefatigable curiosity and resounding compassion. Like a Mother is a deeply-researched history of human reproduction; it is a jewel-bright memoir; it is hard science beautifully translated; it is funny; it is intersectional; it will crack you open and fill you with awe. Required reading for mothers, and double-required for everyone else.”
Co-presented with TOWN HALL/INSIDE OUT SCIENCE Series. Click below for more information and to purchase tickets ($5).
Please note: this event is sold out, but there will be a standby line at the door.