Olivia Gatwood presents and signs Life of the Party: Poems

 

A dazzling debut collection of raw and explosive poems about growing up in a sexist, sensationalized world, from a thrilling new feminist voice.

 

i'm a good girl, bad girl, dream girl, sad girl 
girl next door sunbathing in the driveway 
i wanna be them all at once, i wanna be 
all the girls I've ever loved 
--from "Girl"

 

Lauded for the power of her writing and having attracted an online fan base of millions for her extraordinary spoken-word performances, Olivia Gatwood now weaves together her own coming-of-age with an investigation into our culture's romanticization of violence against women. At times blistering and riotous, at times soulful and exuberant, Life of the Party explores the boundary between what is real and what is imagined in a life saturated with fear. Gatwood asks, How does a girl grow into a woman in a world racked by violence? Where is the line between perpetrator and victim? In precise, searing language, she illustrates how what happens to our bodies can make us who we are.  (Dial Press)

 

Event date: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Life of the Party: Poems Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984801906
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - August 20th, 2019