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Book Club

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 01:15pm

 

book club

Come join the Prime Timers Minneapolis/St. Paul monthy Book Club.  We welcome new and returning members to any book club meeting.  There’s no requirement to attend more than a single meeting and we always welcome a new face. Meetings are informal and fun interactive experiences.  Because the book under discussion is often just the starting point launching us into wide ranging conversations both personal and philosophical. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Book Selection:

Hosts: David & Dana

Date: February 16th, 1:15 PM

What: My Life as a Goddess

Author: Guy Barum

Book Description

In the vein of New York Times bestsellers Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby, a collection of side-splitting and illuminating essays by the popular stand-up comedian, alum of Chelsea Lately and The Mindy Project, and host of truTV’s Talk Show the Game Show. 

From a young age, Guy Branum always felt as if he were on the outside looking in. Self-taught, introspective, and from a stiflingly boring farm town, he couldn’t relate to his neighbors. While other boys played outside, he stayed indoors reading Greek mythology. And being gay and overweight, he got used to diminishing himself. But little by little, he started learning from all the sad, strange, lonely outcasts in history who had come before him, and he started to feel hope.

In this collection of personal essays, Guy talks about finding a sense of belonging at Berkeley—and stirring up controversy in a newspaper column that led to a run-in with the Secret Service. He recounts the pitfalls of being typecast as the “Sassy Gay Friend,” and how, after taking a wrong turn in life (i.e. law school), he found stand-up comedy and artistic freedom. He analyzes society’s calculated deprivation of personhood from fat people, and how, though it’s taken him a while to accept who he is, he has learned that with a little patience and a lot of humor, selfacceptance is possible.  

Written with Guy’s characteristic blend of wit, guile, and rumination, My Life as a Goddess is an unforgettable and deeply moving book by one of today’s most endearing and galvanizing voices in comedy.

Location:

quartrefoil-libraryQuatrefoil Library
1220 E Lake St.

Minneapolis MN 55407


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