Written Arts Program Presents
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Michael Sadowski, MEN I'VE NEVER BEEN: A MEMOIR, in conversation with Domenica Ruta
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT/GMT-4Hosted by Oblong Books
Award-winning author Michael Sadowski will talk with Domenica Ruta about his new memoir, Men I’ve Never Been, in which he recounts his odyssey as a boy who shuns his own identity—and, ultimately, his sexual orientation—in order to become who he thinks he’s supposed to be.
Each chapter of Men I've Never Been highlights a different image of manhood that Sadowski saw at home, at school, or on television—from sports heroes, hunters, and game show hosts to his charismatic but hard-drinking father. As he learns not to talk, laugh, cry, or love, he retreats further behind a stoic mask of silence—outwardly well-functioning but emotionally isolated, sinking under the weight of the past.
Michael Sadowski is the author of the acclaimed books In a Queer Voice, Safe Is Not Enough, and Adolescents at School. He is an administrator and professor at Bard College.
Domenica Ruta is the author of the celebrated New York Times bestselling memoir With or Without You and the novel Last Day. Her short fiction has appeared in the Boston Review, the Indiana Review, and Epoch. She lives in New York City.
This online event is free. Your purchase of a book helps support the author and our independent bookstore and is greatly appreciated. Shipping or contactless curbside pickup available.
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Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT/GMT-4