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Author Reading: Lauren Kessler


Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  1/23/2011

My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the ThicketsThe Deschutes Public Library is proud to present a reading by award-winning author Lauren Kessler. She will read from and discuss her new memoir, My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thickets of Adolescence on Saturday, January 29th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library. This event is free and open to the public.

In Lauren Kessler’s latest book, My Teenage Werewolf, the bestselling journalist navigates the stormy seas of the mother-daughter relationship as she strives to understand her charming, alarming about-to-be-teen daughter. With the eye of a reporter and the heart of a mother, Kessler launches an 18-month mission, embedding herself in her daughter’s life, and observes and chronicles the vibrant, dynamic and scary life of a 21st-century teen. Funny, harrowing, and insightful, My Teenage Werewolf gracefully interweaves personal experience with journalistic inquiry as it explores the world of today’s teen and comes to grips with the single most important relationship in a woman’s life.

Lauren Kessler is the author of six works of narrative nonfiction, including the Pacific Northwest Book Award winner Dancing with Rose, and the Oregon Book Award winter and the 2009 selection for Deschutes Public Library’s Novel Idea, The Stubborn Twig. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, O Magazine, Utne Reader, The Nation, and Salon.com. The founder and editor of Etude, the online magazine of narrative nonfiction, she directs the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon. She lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband and three children.

For questions about this or other library events, or ADA inquiries, please call Lisa McGean at 541-312-1034, or visit the library at www.deschuteslibrary.org.

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