Morgan Parker & Jacqueline Woodson

Tuesday, March 12, 7:30pm
Book Launch: Morgan Parker presents You Get What You Pay For
In conversation with Jacqueline Woodson

Award-winning author, Morgan Parker, traces the difficulty and beauty of existing as a Black woman through American history in her new book, You Get What You Pay For. In an intimate collection of essays, Parker examines America’s cultural history and relationship to Black Americans through the ages. She touches on such topics as the ubiquity of beauty standards that exclude Black women and the pitfalls of visibility as seen through the mischaracterizations of Serena Williams as alternately iconic and too ambitious. With piercing wit and incisive observations, You Get What You Pay For is ultimately a portal into a deeper examination of racial consciousness and its effects on mental well-being in America today. Weaving unflinching criticism with intimate anecdotes, this devastating memoir-in-essays paints a portrait of one Black woman’s psyche—and of the writer’s search to both tell the truth and deconstruct it. Morgan discusses her work with award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson, along with a reading and book signing.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
You Get What You Pay For: Essays By Morgan Parker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525511441
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: One World - March 12th, 2024

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