Boswell Book Company and Porchlight Book Company present an evening with Chloé Cooper Jones, author of Easy Beauty: A Memoir. In conversation with Sally Haldorson, managing director of Porchlight.
Chloé Cooper Jones, born with a rare congenital condition called sacral agenesis which affects both her stature and gait, is no stranger to pain. After unexpectedly becoming a mother (in violation of unspoken social taboos about the disabled body), something in her shifts, and Jones sets off on a journey across the globe, reclaiming the spaces she'd been denied, and denied herself. With its emotional depth, its prodigious, spiky intelligence, its passion and humor, Easy Beauty is the rare memoir that has the power to make you see the world, and your place in it, with new eyes.
From Booklist's starred review: "Soul-stretching, breathtaking... A profound, impressive, and wiser-than-wise contemplation of the way Jones is viewed by others, her own collusion in those views, and whether any of this can be shifted... A game-changing gift to readers."
Chloé Cooper Jones is a philosophy professor and freelance journalist who was a finalist for a 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. Her work has appeared in publications including The Verge, VICE, and New York magazine, and has been selected for both The Best American Travel Writing and The Best American Sports Writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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