[VIRTUAL] The Transformative Power of Loving Dogs: Jennifer Finney Boylan
Magic City Books and PEN America Tulsa are excited to welcome Jennifer Finney Boylan for a virtual event in celebration of her new memoir, Good Dog: My Life in Seven Dogs, a universal account of a remarkable story: showing how a young boy became a middle-aged woman—accompanied at seven crucial moments of growth and transformation by seven memorable dogs.
“Everything I know about love,” she writes, “I learned from dogs.” Their love enables us to pull off what seems like impossible feats: to find our way home when we are lost; to live our lives with humor and courage; and above all, to best become our true selves.
This event will be hosted on Zoom. Register in advance for the event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about attending the event on Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 CT. Copies of Good Dog: My Life in Seven Dogs are currently available at Magic City Books and can be purchased online.
Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of 15 books, is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her column, “Men & Women,” appears on the op-ed page of The New York Times on alternate Wednesdays. She serves on the Board of Trustees at PEN America. From 2011 to 2018, she served on the Board of Directors at GLAAD and also provided counsel for the TV series, Transparent and I Am Cait. Her 2003 memoir, She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, was the first bestselling work by a transgender American. A novelist, memoirist, and short story writer, she is also a nationally recognized advocate for human rights. She lives in New York City and in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, with her wife, Deedie. They have a son, Sean, and a daughter, Zai.