Book Talk & Signing: Julie Lythcott-Haims - Real American

Oct 25, 2017

Julie Lythcott-Haims, bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult, will discuss and sign her fearless memoir Real American ($27.00 Henry Holt & Co.). Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color.

Growing up biracial, she shows how so-called "micro" aggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person's inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Lythcott-Haims path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered "the other."