Julie Lythcott-Haims presents Real American
Saturday, January 27
Julie Lythcott-Haims, the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult, has written a different kind of book this time out – a deeply personal, biting and affecting account of her life growing up as a biracial Black woman in America in Real American: A Memoir.
Bringing a brisk, poetic sensibility to her prose, Lythcott-Haims stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of an African-American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called “micro” aggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person’s inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American also expresses, through Lythcott-Haims’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.”
Join author Julie Lythcott-Haims at the Provincetown Public Library on Saturday, January 27 at 3:00 pm as she presents and discusses her new book Real American: A Memoir. The event will open with a reading from local writer, Jessica Williams, a young adult from Nauset Regional High School who will share her own experiences with diversity through her poetry. Ms. Lythcott-Haims will then read from her memoir and take questions from the audience. The event will take place in the Library’s Marc Jacobs Reading Room and is free and open to all.
About Julie Lythcott-Haims: Julie Lythcott-Haims is the bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult. Sheserved as the dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. She holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard Law, and an MFA in writing from the California College of the Arts. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto and resides in the Bay Area with her husband, their two teenagers, and her mother.