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Published on November 4th, 2020 | by TLV News


Square Books Presents “Kiese Laymon in conversation with Reverend Carolyn Coleman” Live on Zoom, Monday, November 9

Kiese Laymon in conversation with Reverend Carolyn Coleman for How to Slowly Kill Yourself & Others in America

Monday, November 9th at 5 pm CST on Zoom

Join Square Books on Zoom as they re-launch the book, How to Slowly Kill Yourself & Others in America with Kiese Laymon and his aunt, Reverend Carolyn Coleman on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 5 pm CST.

You must register to attend this event by emailing rsvp@squarebooks.com.

A revised collection with thirteen essays, including six new to this edition and seven from the original edition, by the “star in the American literary firmament, with a voice that is courageous, honest, loving, and singularly beautiful” (NPR).

Brilliant and uncompromising, piercing and funny, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is essential reading. This new edition of award-winning author Kiese Laymon’s first work of nonfiction looks inward, drawing heavily on the author and his family’s experiences, while simultaneously examining the world—Mississippi, the South, the United States—that has shaped their lives.

With subjects that range from an interview with his mother to reflections on Ole Miss football, Outkast, and the labor of Black women, these thirteen insightful essays highlight Laymon’s profound love of language and his artful rendering of experience, trumpeting why he is “simply one of the most talented writers in America” (New York magazine).

About the Author:

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Kiese Laymon, Ottilie Schillig Professor in English and Creative Writing and the University of Mississippi, is the author of the novel Long Division and the memoir Heavy.

About the Host:

Dr. CC aka “The Lady of Wisdom” is a licensed Master Christian Life Coach with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Philosophy.

How to Slowly Kill Yourself & Others in America
By Kiese Laymon
$16.00 Publisher: Scribner

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