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Queer Book Club: How We Fight for Our Lives

oin ABC's Queer Book Club to discuss Saaed Jones's memoir How We Fight for Our Lives. Join us outside the store for a conversation (wear a mask and bring your own chair), or, if you prefer, you can join via Zoom (link below). Free to join. Please purchase your copy at Asbury Book Cooperative, link below.

About the Book

From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.

One of the best books of the year as selected by The New York Times; The Washington Post; NPR; Time; The New Yorker; O, The Oprah Magazine; Harper’s Bazaar; Elle; BuzzFeed; Goodreads; and many more.

Haunted and haunting, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir about a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence—into tumultuous relationships with his family, into passing flings with lovers, friends, and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another—and to one another—as we fight to become ourselves.


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Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
623 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501132742
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020