Tuesday, August 2, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Nadja Spiegelman presents I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This
In conversation with Molly Fischer
Wine reception to follow
Nadja Spiegelman, author of three graphic novels for children including Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure, presents her memoir, I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This, which illuminates the three very specific, fierce, and utterly memorable women of her family. In telling their stories, Najda has created an engrossing and gorgeous memoir that speaks to the universally complicated love between parents and children, and the ways the legacies of that love create an undertow in our lives that we often cannot see. Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?, says, “Spiegelman’s prose is witty, tender, assured and poetic…The unexpected symmetries between the generations, as well as the inevitable insults and pains, make this artful memoir feel like the story of every family.” Spiegelman reads and discusses her work with Molly Fischer from New York Magazine's culture blog The Cut, followed by a wine reception to celebrate the book’s launch.