Unraveling: Peggy Orenstein Spins a Yarn about Yarn… and LifeSunday, May 7 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Magnes - Auditorium
Sourdough? Puppies? What were your survival strategies as the pandemic unraveled your life? Journalist Peggy Orenstein, revered for her provocative writing about the cultural pressures on young people, embarked on a wild and woolley (literally) project. A lifelong knitter, she set out to make her own sweater from scratch—starting with shearing the sheep. Although she calls the results “the world’s ugliest sweater,” the much bigger success is Unraveling, a hilarious, brilliant, and ultimately poignant memoir that explores other unravelings too: facing the death of a parent, an impending “empty nest,” and aging itself. Orenstein will be in conversation with writer Sylvia Brownrigg, author most recently of Pages for Her.
Book signing information: Books, Inc., at the venue