Darling Days

9/27/16 - Strand Books, NYC

Celebrate the release of Darling Days with iO at The Strand Bookstore in New York City. 

Tues, Sep. 27th, 7pm

Strand Books

828 Broadway

New York, NY


9/28/16 - Harvard, Cambridge, MA

Wed, Sep. 28th, 7pm

The Harvard Coop, in Harvard Square

1400 Massachusetts Avenue

3rd floor

Cambridge, MA


9/29/16 - Powells, Portland, OR

Thurs, Sep. 29th, 7:30pm

Powell's City of Books

1005 w. Burnside St. 

Portland, OR 97209


9/30/16 - Elliot Bay, Seattle, WA

 Friday, Sep. 30, 2016 - 7:00pm

The Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 Tenth Avenue Seattle, WA 98122


10/3/16 - Live Talks, Los Angeles, CA

Information Forthcoming

10/4/16 - Booksmith, San Francisco, CA

Wed, Oct 5th, 2016 - 7:30pm


1644 Haight Street

San Francisco, CA 94117


10/9/16 - Cheltenham Festival, UK

Sun, Oct. 9th, 2016 - 6:30pm


“Gender-defying iO Tillett Wright mixes such a high-octane cocktail of radiant ink, wild anecdotes, bad behavior, and gritty truths-topped off with an unexpected tonic of transcendence-it could stagger Charles Dickens, electrify Maxim Gorky, and cause Jane Austen to walk around in army boots.” — Tom Robbins

The Story

Born into the beautiful bedlam of downtown New York in the eighties, iO Tillett Wright came of age at the intersection of punk, poverty, heroin, and art. This was a world of self-invented characters, glamorous superstars, and strung-out sufferers, ground zero of drag and performance art. Still, no personality was more vibrant and formidable than iO’s mother’s. Rhonna, a showgirl and young widow, was a mercurial, erratic glamazon. She was iO’s fiercest defender and only authority in a world with few boundaries and even fewer indicators of normal life. At the center of Darling Days is the remarkable relationship between a fiery kid and a domineering ma—a bond defined by freedom and control, excess and sacrifice; by heartbreaking deprivation, agonizing rupture, and, ultimately, forgiveness.

“iO Tillett Wright is nothing short of a force of nature-an artist, an activist, and a survivor. iO has packed a lot in his young years and in this extraordinary memoir has created something brave and true, as devastating as it is inspiring.” — Jill Soloway

“It’s already a rare and wonderful thing to have a great story-but a unique and compelling voice to tell it with is even rarer. With Darling Days, iO Tillett Wright takes us right to where great storytelling lives. A terrific, terrific book.”

-Anthony Bourdain

© Copyright, iO Tillett Wright 2012

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