Thursday, May 31st CPS Lecture – Bestselling Author Julie Lythcott-Haims
A very special discussion series called CPS Lectures named in memory of Cyril Patrick Shaughnessy, Jr., who died at a very young age and always used every opportunity he had to learn, particularly learning from the community around him. On Thursday, May 31st, The diaTribe Foundation will be welcoming bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims to speak about her new book, Real American. RSVP here.
— “A thoroughly riveting poetic memoir of a mixed-race woman questioning her identity and place in American life and culture. Genuinely inspiring.” — San Francisco Chronicle
— “Lythcott-Haims never comes to a tidy conclusion about how to view race relations in America, because there isn’t one. By allowing us to witness a woman coming to terms with herself, and finding nothing but pride and love there, she offers a blueprint for how others might try to do the same.” — New York Times
— “[A] brilliant, unflinching portrayal of what it’s been like . . . to grow up in a racially paralyzed America. . . . [Lythcott-Haims] shares in Real American a story that will connect with anyone whose mothers or fathers came of age in harsher circumstances. We’re torn between celebrating the raw realities of their journeys―or hiding from them. She’s managed to fit the whole messy, beautiful truth between two covers.” — Forbes
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