LGBT Center of Raleigh

324 South Harrington Street - Raleigh NC 27603 - 919-832-4484

    Meet the Author: Sam Peterson - Trunky: Transgender Junky

    Program/Event:
    Transgender Initiative, Library Events
    Event date:
    Sunday, June 18, 2017 1pm - 3pm
    Location:
    LGBT Center of Raleigh, 324 South Harrington Street, Raleigh NC 27603
    Contact:
    LGBT Center of Raleigh Library 
    Contact Phone:
    919-832-4484 
    Contact E-mail:
    library@lgbtcenterofraleigh.com 
    Description:

    Meet the Author Sam PetersonPlease join us at 1pm for a Meet the Author event with Sam Peterson. He will read from his new book, Trunky: Transgender Junky. A Memoir of Institutionalization and Southern Hospitality.

    Description: Profoundly philosophical, surprisingly funny and brutally honest, this modern day tragic-comedy pulls no punches delving into the Sisyphean struggle of human addiction and recovery. After a decade of sobriety and relentless devotion to becoming a writer, Trunky finally finds himself on the brink of success and widespread acclaim. But as fate would have it, he spirals down into depression and begins using heroin again. This relapse is different from those that came before, however, as Trunky ends up institutionalized in a recovery center in the south among a diverse group of dopers--thugs, criminals, white supremacists, professional athletes and business men--all of whom are looking for something they're terrified of finding. As Trunky navigates his path from addition to recovery and female to manhood in this cast of characters, he find himself on an unexpected journey into the depths of the human soul where he discovers its fundamental flaws and the redemption we experience from honest vulnerability when we have the courage to take the plunge.

    This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the LGBT Center of Raleigh Library and the Transgender Initiative.

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