Author Reading: FAT, PRETTY, AND SOON TO BE OLD by Kimberly Dark

Join us for a free reading, Q&A, and book signing with Kimberly Dark in celebration of her new essay collection, Fat, Pretty, and Soon to Be Old.

Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old is a moving, funny, and startlingly frank collection of personal essays about what it means to look a certain way. Or rather, certain ways. Navigating Kimberly Dark's experience of being fat since childhood--as well as queer, white-privileged, a gender-confirming "girl with a pretty face," active then disabled, and inevitably aging--each piece blends storytelling and social analysis to deftly coax readers into a deeper understanding of how appearance privilege (and stigma) function in everyday life and how the architecture of this social world constrains us. At the same time, she provides a blueprint for how each of us can build a more just social world, one interaction at a time. Includes an afterword by Health at Every Size expert, Linda Bacon.

Kimberly Dark is a writer, professor, and raconteur. She has written award-winning plays, and taught and performed for a wide range of audiences in various countries over the past two decades. She is the author of The Daddies, Love and Errors, and co-editor of the anthology Ways of Being in Teaching.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
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$16.00
ISBN: 9781849353670
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Published: AK Press - September 3rd, 2019