Hey Portland! Reading tonight: Ariel Gore with Tomas Moniz and Jeremy Adam Smith of Rad Dad!
August 05, 2011
Suuuuper awesome event goin' down at Powell's in Portland tonight. Rad Dad editors Tomas Moniz and Jeremy Adam Smith are "opening" for Ariel Gore, who will be reading from her killer new book All the Pretty People. Check out Ariel's blog here, Tomas's here, and Smith's Daddy Dialectics site. All the fun starts today (August 5th) at Powell's (1005 Burnside) at 7:30pm. It is free, free, free...
ABOUT ALL THE PRETTY PEOPLE This
new book by Ariel Gore brings out all of the dirt on 1970s suburban
hippies. Through an authentic voice, funny stories alternate between
warming and saddening your soul. It's a queer love story. But it's also
got no shortage of shame, violence, and Barbie envy. It's about the
pretty people she used to know in California—the people she wanted to be
but never quite felt she was. "How was I to know that all the pretty
people got their answers from TV?"
ABOUT THE NEW RAD DAD BOOK Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood combines the best from the award-winning zine Rad Dad and from Daddy Dialectic,
two kindred publications that have explored parenting as political
territory. Both have pushed the conversation around fathering beyond the
safe, apolitical focus and have worked hard to create a diverse,
multi-faceted space to grapple with the complexity of fathering. Today more than ever, fatherhood demands constant improvisation, risk, and struggle. With grace, honesty, and strength, Rad Dad’s writers
tackle all the issues that other parenting guides are afraid to touch:
the brutalities, beauties, and politics of the birth experience, the
challenges of parenting on an equal basis with mothers, the tests faced
by transgendered and gay fathers, the emotions of sperm donation, and
parental confrontations with war, violence, racism, and incarceration. Rad Dad is
for every father out in the real world trying to parent in ways that
are loving, meaningful, authentic, and ultimately revolutionary. Contributors Include: Steve
Almond, Jack Amoureux, Mike Araujo, Mark Andersen, Jeff
Chang, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jeff Conant, Jason Denzin, Cory Doctorow,
Craig Elliott, Chip Gagnon, Keith Hennessy, David L. Hoyt, Simon
Knapus, Ian MacKaye, Tomas Moniz, Zappa Montag, Raj Patel, Jeremy Adam
Smith, Jason Sperber, Burke Stansbury, Shawn Taylor, Tata, Mark Whiteley, and Jeff West.
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