Purple Diary

[January 27 2015]

Miranda July in conversation with Lena Dunham tomorrow from 8pm at the BAM Opera House, Brooklyn

BAM brings together the acclaimed artist, filmmaker and author Miranda July and actress and young fellow author Lena Dunham to discuss July’s latest work, the debut novel The First Bad Man.

The First Bad Man centers around Cheryl Glickman, a 43-year-old who works at a women’s self-defense nonprofit and lives alone. Cheryl’s eccentrically ordered world explodes when her bosses selfish, cruel blond bombshell twenty-year-old daughter, Clee, moves into her house for a while. July accompanies the book with an e-shop selling objects which appear in the text.

“Miranda July’s ability to pervert norms while embracing what makes us normal is astounding…she will make you laugh, cringe and recognize yourself in a woman you never planned to be,” said Lena Dunham.

The discussion will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 28th January from 8PM at the BAM Opera House, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Buy your tickets here.

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