Given the events across the country over the past week, the Festival and the author have decided to postpone our event for Good Boy until July. We take this step in solidarity with the protestors and in the interest of giving proper weight to the reasons behind the protests. We are in the process of rescheduling and will announce a new date in the coming weeks. We look forward to the event and appreciate your understanding.
Jennifer Finney Boylan will appear live on Crowdcast to discuss her new memoir, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs.
With poignant prose and a delicate, subtle approach to the struggles and beauty of life, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan’s latest memoir explores her growing understanding of friendship, relationships, and gender identity across seven stages of her life, as reflected in the dogs who were there each step of the way. In 2003, Jennifer Finney Boylan wrote her breakout memoir, She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders, the first by a transgender American to become a bestseller and introduce transgender feminism into the mainstream American culture. In the years since then, Boylan joined the New York Times as an opinion columnist; two years ago, she wrote about her relationship with her beloved dog, and the wise, funny, heartbreaking piece went viral. The column serves as the jumping off point for Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a deeply personal, beautifully written account of Boylan’s transition from young boy to middle-aged woman, and the seven memorable dogs who stood by her side.
About Presenter Jennifer Finney Boylan
Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of fifteen 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 of PEN America. From 2011 to 2018 she served on the Board of Directors of 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 known 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.
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