Sean Wilsey in Conversation with Pat Montandon

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Hattery and Green Apple Books Present:
The State of It All: Sean Wilsey in conversation with Pat Montandon
Wednesday September 24 at 7pm
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What happens when an acclaimed memoirist sits down for a conversation with his mother?

Join us for a conversation with author Sean Wilsey, who captured the curiosity of life as a San Francisco society child in his 2005 memoir Oh the Glory of it All. Wilsey, an avid skateboarder and boarding school wayfarer, chronicled a youth spent in and out of San Francisco’s upper echelons with what the New York Times described as a “vivid mix of brio, self-awareness and sophistication.”

In Wilsey’s new collection of essays, More Curious, the author paints a compelling picture of an America he found to be “much kinder and less homogenous” than he feared. More Curious spans fifteen years of Wilsey’s work and includes musings on life in rural Texas, what soccer and religion have in common, and the state of skateboarding — and American culture — today. Other essays include those previously published in GQ, McSweeney’s, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Fast Company, and Vanity Fair.

Join Wilsey as he discusses More Curious, the power of place, and memoir as catharsis. Wilsey will be joined in conversation by his mother, non-fiction author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Pat Montandon.

$22.00
ISBN: 9781940450179
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: McSweeney's Books - July 15th, 2014

In "More Curious," Sean Wilsey travels across the U.S., from the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, to the isolated artists' enclave of Marfa, Texas, to the boardrooms and ballrooms of post-9/11 New York City. Wherever he is, Wilsey captures his surroundings with the precision of a photographer and the raw grace of a skateboarder (he's an amateur practitioner of both arts).


$17.00
ISBN: 9780143036913
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - April 25th, 2006

"In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess." With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families.


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