Adult January Book Club - Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be
Join us for our first-ever adult book club. Our January pick is Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be by Nichole Perkins. We know this is a customer favorite, and we can wait to discuss it with you!
Book club will happen on Thursday, January 27 at 7:00 pm in our reading garden. RSVP required. We encourage you to support our programming by purchasing the book from our store!
See ya'll there!
About the Book:
Pop culture is the Pandora’s Box of our lives. Racism, wealth, poverty, beauty, inclusion, exclusion, and hope -- all of these intractable and unavoidable features course through the media we consume. Examining pop culture’s impact on her life, Nichole Perkins takes readers on a rollicking trip through the last twenty years of music, media and the internet from the perspective of one southern Black woman. She explores her experience with mental illness and how the TV series Frasier served as a crutch, how her role as mistress led her to certain internet message boards that prepared her for current day social media, and what it means to figure out desire and sexuality and Prince in a world where marriage is the only acceptable goal for women.
Combining her sharp wit, stellar pop culture sensibility, and trademark spirited storytelling, Nichole boldly tackles the damage done to women, especially Black women, by society’s failure to confront the myths and misogyny at its heart, and her efforts to stop the various cycles that limit confidence within herself. By using her own life and loves as a unique vantage point, Nichole humorously and powerfully illuminates how to take the best pop culture has to offer and discard the harmful bits, offering a mirror into our own lives.