Ticketed Event - Virtual/Zoom Event: Amanda Boyden in Conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin: I Got the Dog: A Memoir of Rising.

Wednesday, September 23rd

6:00-7:00PM CT

Join us for a virtual evening with Amanda Boyden in conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin discussing, I Got the Dog: A Memoir of Rising.


This is a ticketed event. Each ticket includes a $5 coupon good toward the purchase of I Got the Dog.

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I Got the Dog has teeth. Amanda Boyden’s memoir is unflinching,poignant, raw, sometimes hilarious, sometimes brutally painful—the self-portrait of a woman unafraid to scream into the universe: I survived this! And this. And this. Follow my lead. Dog tails Boyden from childhood in Chicago to adult heartbreak, from a devastating rape as a young woman, reexamined and illumined by distance, to the crushing end of her marriage to a famous Canadian author, destroyed by infidelity and another woman’s pregnancy. Boyden hasn’t just survived, though. She chooses to rise. She gets up from the pavement and dusts herself off. She stands and says: You, too,can do this. This memoir finds joy in the details, courage in family,beauty in the natural world, and salvation in a little chihuahua who hangs in there through thick and thin.

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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