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
New York, NY
9/28/16 - Harvard, Cambridge, MA
Wed, Sep. 28th, 7pm
The Harvard Coop, in Harvard Square
1400 Massachusetts Avenue
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
10/4/16 - Booksmith, San Francisco, CA
Wed, Oct 5th, 2016 - 7:30pm
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
“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
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.”
Pre-Order Darling Days now!
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