Author Conversation: Rob Roberge & Suzanne Scanlon

Join us for a conversation between Rob Roberge and Suzanne Scanlon about Roberge's intense new memoir about mental illness, memory, and storytelling, Liar. When acclaimed novelist Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions, he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to (somewhat faithfully) record the most formative moments of his life ranging from the brutal murder of his childhood girlfriend, to a diagnosis of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, to opening for famed indie band Yo La Tengo at The Fillmore in San Francisco. But the process of trying to remember his past only exposes just how fragile the stories that lay at the heart of our self-conception really are.

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Promising Young Women By Suzanne Scanlon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780984469352
Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - October 1st, 2012