Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St
Presented by the Georgia Center for the Book
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X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century
Monday, May 22 | 7:15 pm
Chuck Klosterman’s tenth book collects his most intriguing pieces, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions. Subjects include Breaking Bad, Lou Reed, zombies, KISS, Jimmy Page, Stephen Malkmus, steroids, Mountain Dew, Chinese democracy, The Beatles, Jonathan Franzen, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Kobe Bryant, Usain Bolt, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Brown, the Cleveland Browns, and many more cultural figures and pop phenomena. This is a tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times.
Man Martin in conversation with
The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome
Tuesday, May 23 | 7:15 pm
A two-time Georgia Author of the Year winner returns for an on-stage conversation with Teresa Weaver to discuss his latest novel, The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome. Martin is the author of Days Of The Endless Corvette, Paradise Dogs, and a daily comic strip, Inkwell Forest. Weaver is the former book critic for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a member of the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory Council.
Molly Brodak and
Bandit: A Daughter’s Memoir and Love Sick: A Memoir
Thursday, May 25 | 7:15 pm
Brodak and Martin will appear in conversation to discuss their latest memoirs and conflicts behind them: absent fathers, unworthy men, loss and longing. Edgy and modern, both stories deal with the failures and frustrations in modern life. In addition to her memoir, Brodak is a poet with several published collections including A Little Middle of the Night, winner of the 2009 Iowa Poetry Prize. Martin’s essays have appeared online at XOJane, The Mighty, and Elephant Journal. She is a yogi, the writer behind the documentary film “Titans of Yoga,” and the author of Yoga for Beginners.