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Thu, Mar 02


Paradigm Coffee & Music

Monthly Sheboygan LGBTQ Alliance Book Club

Book: Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson March 2, 2023, 6:30pm at Paradigm

Monthly Sheboygan LGBTQ Alliance Book Club
Monthly Sheboygan LGBTQ Alliance Book Club

Time & Location

Mar 02, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Paradigm Coffee & Music, 1202 N 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081, USA

About the Event

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You are invited to the next Sheboygan County LGBTQ+ Alliance Book Discussion for fun, interesting, energizing conversation about a wide range of progressive topics. 

On Thursday, March 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. our discussion will center around Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson at Paradigm Coffee & Music. Copies of the book are available for check-out behind the first floor desk at the Mead Public Library, although you’re welcome to come even if you don’t read the book.

  • “[P]rofound…a triumph—a full-throated howl to the moon to remind us why we choose to survive and thrive.” —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestselling author of Tradition
  • “Razor-sharp, deeply revealing, and brutally honest…emotionally raw and deeply insightful.” —Booklist (starred review)

The critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience.

“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.” Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness weren’t for him. A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldn’t keep going, that he had no future. And so he followed through on trying to make that a reality. Thankfully Shaun survived, and over time, came to embrace how grateful he is and how to find self-acceptance. In this courageous and deeply honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better.

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