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In-Person: ANOTHER WORD FOR LOVE by Carvell Wallace

Please join us in welcoming Carvell Wallace to celebrate the release for Another Word for Love! For this event, Carvell will be joined in conversation by Jessica Hopper. 

Please note: This event is free to attend, but registration is required! By registering for this event, you agree to wear a mask throughout the duration per W&CF's Covid-19 policy. 


A transformative memoir that reimagines the conventions of love and posits a radical vision for healing.

In Another Word for Love, Carvell Wallace excavates layers of his own history, situated in the struggles and beauty of growing up Black and queer in America.

Wallace is an award-winning journalist who has built his career on writing unforgettable profiles, bringing a provocative and engaged sensitivity to his subjects. Now he turns the focus on himself, examining his own life and the circumstances that frame it—to make sense of seeking refuge from homelessness with a young single mother, living in a ghostly white Pennsylvania town, becoming a partner and parent, raising two teenagers in what feels like a collapsing world.

With courage, vulnerability, and a remarkable expansiveness of spirit—not to mention a thrilling, and unrivaled, storytelling verve—Another Word for Love makes an irresistible case for life, healing, the fullness of our humanity, and, of course, love. It could be called a theory of life itself—a theory of being that will leave you open to the wonder of the world.

Carvell Wallace grew up between southwestern Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. He attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts and worked as a stage actor before spending fifteen years in direct-service youth nonprofits. He has covered art, entertainment, music, culture, race, sports, and parenting for The New York Times MagazineThe New YorkerSlateGQPitchforkMTV News, and other outlets. As a podcast host, he has been nominated for a Peabody Award and won a Kaleidoscope Award. He is the coauthor of Andre Iguodala’s New York Times bestselling basketball memoir, The Sixth Man. He lives in Oakland and has two adult children, a comfortable couch, and a lot of plants.

JESSICA HOPPER is a Chicago-based music journalist and documentary producer. She has been an editor at Rookie, MTV News, and Pitchfork, and her writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, Punk Planet, and The Village Voice.

Accessibility: This event is hosted at the bookstore, which is a wheelchair accessible space. Masks are required. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. To request ASL interpretation for this event, please email by no later than 14 days before the event. For other questions or access needs, please email

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N Clark St
Another Word for Love: A Memoir By Carvell Wallace Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374237820
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: MCD - May 14th, 2024