Emily Rapp Black with Lidia Yuknavitch

Award-winning writer Emily Rapp Black, author of a memoir, Poster Child, and The Still Point of the Turning World, virtually visits Seattle and Town Hall for her newest book, Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg (Notting Hill Editions). And is joined in conversation by Lidia Yuknavitch, herself the author of The Book of Joan, The Small Backs of Children, and more.

“This book is a wild masterpiece. It is about everything that matters: mortality, motherhood, desire, love, the body, art, writing, survival. Remarkably, the author is able to express the chaos of grief and anger without ever losing control. The fire of Frida Kahlo’s spirit courses through this book and twins with the author’s own attempts to understand her life, and survive. It is brilliant, furious, funny, gorgeously written, terribly sad and, without being sentimental, hopeful. I am sure that any feeling being will love and treasure this generous, remarkable book.” —Matthew Zapruder.

“With endless intellect and intimacy, Emily Rapp Black brings us a book without parallel, a book that will become well-worn by readers who have passed it on, saying, here, you have to read this. In Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg, Rapp Black scours and thinks and confides not in order to write an impossibly original work of art, though she has, but to survive all that has threatened her body and soul … Read this. This book might just get you through.” —Katie Ford.

Presented by Town Hall Arts & Culture in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.


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Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg Cover Image
ISBN: 9781912559268
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Notting Hill Editions - June 15th, 2021

Verge Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525534884
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 7:30pm
Virtually Hosted by Town Hall Seattle
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