Kim Brooks, author of Small Animals: Parenthood in the Age of Fear

You may have read her viral New York Times op-ed, or the interview in Chicago Magazine  about the day Kim Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her 4-year-old son in the car while she ran into a store. What happened next would consume several years of her life and spur her to investigate the broader role America's culture of fear plays in parenthood. 

Join us tonight to hear Kim talk about her book Small Animals, a riveting examination of the ways our culture of competitive, anxious, and judgmental parenting has profoundly altered the experiences of parents and children. In her signature style--by turns funny, penetrating, and always illuminating--which has dazzled millions of fans and been called "striking" by the New York Times Book Review and "beautiful" by the National Book Critics Circle, Brooks offers a provocative, compelling portrait of parenthood in America and calls us to examine what we most value in our relationships with our children and one another.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250089557
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 21st, 2018