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All She Wrote Books

All She Wrote Books: July Breakfast Club

All She Wrote Books is thrilled to continue our Sunday morning "Breakfast Club" book club with The 2000s Made Me Gay!

All She Wrote Books: July Breakfast Club
All She Wrote Books: July Breakfast Club

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

All She Wrote Books, 75 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA

About the Event

In June, our Breakfast Club will read The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture by Grace Perry. Mark your calendar for July 14th as we gather at All She Wrote Books to discuss!

Event Highlights:

  • Immersive Book Discussion with a Community of Enthusiastic Readers
  • Coffee and pastries from Michette

Tickets are limited to due to capacity at the bookstore, and each ticket will include either:

  • a copy of the breakfast book club pick; or 
  • general admission that includes coffee and pastries from local French bakery, Michette.

There are many ways to obtain a copy of the book (aside from your public library) — you can purchase it through allshewrotebooks.com, Bookshop.org, or Libro.fm to help support our work!

Our event has a limited capacity and we want to ensure that as many people as possible are able to attend. By letting us know that you can no longer attend, we can open up your spot to someone on our waitlist who is eager to participate.

 

"Inclusivity" isn't just a buzzword to us. We make every effort to ensure our space and events are accessible to and for everyone. If you or someone in your party needs accommodations, please email us at info@allshewrotebooks.com.

About the Book:

From The Onion and Reductress contributor, this collection of essays is a hilarious nostalgic trip through beloved 2000s media, interweaving cultural criticism and personal narrative to examine how a very straight decade forged a very queer woman. 

Today’s gay youth have dozens of queer peer heroes, both fictional and real, but former gay teenager Grace Perry did not have that luxury. Instead, she had to search for queerness in the (largely straight) teen cultural phenomena the aughts had to offer: in Lindsay Lohan’s fall from grace, Gossip Girl, Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl,” country-era Taylor Swift, and Seth Cohen jumping on a coffee cart. And, for better or worse, these touch points shaped her adult identity. She came out on the other side like many millennials did: in her words, gay as hell. 

Throw on your Von Dutch hats and join Grace on a journey back through the pop culture moments of the aughts, before the cataclysmic shift in LGBTQ representation and acceptance—a time not so long ago, which many seem to forget.

About the Author:

Grace Perry (she/her) is a contributor to The Onion, Reductress, Outside, BuzzFeed, Eater, The Takeout, Chicago Magazine, and more. She is the co-creator of the podcast series Who Killed Jenny Schecter? and was named “a talented new voice,” by Publishers Weekly.

Our Book Club Guidelines:

  • We strive for a thoughtful and respectful discussion of the featured book and its related themes.
  • You do not have to have finished the book to participate, but we ask that you contribute to the discussion in whatever way you feel comfortable.
  • We do not tolerate demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

Tickets

  • Ticket + Book

    *Please read: Includes general admission to the breakfast club and 1 copy of The 2000s Made Me Gay, to be picked up at All She Wrote Books (75 Washington St in Somerville). You will notified by email and phone when your book club order is ready for pickup. (Includes $1.06 sales tax)

    $18.05
  • Ticket (No Book)

    **PLEASE READ**: Entry for 1 person to the Breakfast Club. Includes coffee and pastries from Michette.

    $5.00

Total

$0.00

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