Evan James With Leslie Jamison
Where: Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St.
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Evan James, Greenlight neighbor and author of the novel Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe, reflects on the power and complexity of human relationships in this moving and unforgettable essay collection about his travels around the globe. From the award-winning essay “Lover’s Theme,” in which James explores the life of a drag queen in San Francisco, to his poignant story of coming out in “One Hell of a Homie,” set against the backdrop of the 1992 film Class Act, this essay collection brilliantly captures both the beauty and pain of relationships—friendly, familiar, and romantic. I’ve Been Wrong Before is an eye-opening and heartfelt illustration of how our differences are often the things that bring us closer together. Masterfully balancing tremendous insight with startling humor, this absorbing collection is perfect for fans of Alexander Chee and Maggie Nelson. Joining James in conversation is award-winning author Leslie Jamison (The Recovery; The Empathy Exams; The Gin Closet; Make It Scream, Make It Burn), and a reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch!