FG Nonfiction Book Group

Offsite (Greene Grape Annex):
Tuesday, January 8, 7:30 PM
Fort Greene Nonfiction Book Group discusses The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Led by Greenlight bookseller Nick, our nonfiction book group in Fort Greene reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For January, the group discusses The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing. When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by the most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving from Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks to Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules, from Henry Darger’s hoarding to David Wojnarowicz’s AIDS activism, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed.

Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.

Greene Grape Annex is located at 753 Fulton Street, across the street from the bookstore.

Event date: 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

753 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250118035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - June 6th, 2017

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