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Dirtbag, Massachusetts: An Evening with Isaac Fitzgerald

Dirtbag, Massachusetts: An Evening with Isaac Fitzgerald

Join us for a very special author event!  Isaac Fitzgerald has lived many lives. He's been an altar boy, a bartender, a fat kid, a smuggler, a biker, a prince of New England. But before all that, he was a bomb that exploded his parents' lives-or so he was told. In his memoir Dirtbag, Massachusetts, Fitzgerald, with warmth and humor, recounts his ongoing search for forgiveness, a more far-reaching vision of masculinity, and a more expansive definition of family and self. 

Fitzgerald appears frequently on The Today Show and is also the author of the bestselling children’s book How to Be a Pirate as well as the co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire, The Guardian, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and numerous other publications. He is Boston born, raised in Athol, and currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The discussion will be moderated by Daniel Ford, host of The Writer's Bone Podcast.

This live online event will be held on the platform Crowdcast. To register, first create a Crowdcast account or sign in with Twitter, Facebook, or Google. After you have signed in, click the "Save My Spot" button and use the password below.

and the password is: dirtbagmass

The Reading Public Library is hosting this event with a coalition of libraries from throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Adults     High Schoolers (Gr 9-12)  
  Author Events/Book Discussion     Performances & Special Events  

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