9th Ave: Carvell Wallace with R.O. Kwon

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 7:00pm

This event will be held at our 1231 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset.

Cover of Carvell Wallace's Another Word for Love. the cover is tan, with a photo of the author as a young boy on the bottom of the cover, with psychedelic colors over it.
Join us on Wednesday, June 26 at 7pm PT when we celebrate the release of Carvell Wallace's memoir, Another Word for Love, with R.O. Kwon at 9th Ave

Free to Attend, Please RSVP at the link below
https://thethirdplace.is/event/carvellwallace


Or watch online at the link below
https://youtube.com/live/YFAloOPdcfs?feature=share

About Another Word for Love
A transformative memoir that reimagines the conventions of love and posits a radical vision for healing.

We are born, and life breaks us. We spend the rest of our lives trying to put ourselves back together. “To return, to be made whole again. This is another word for love,” writes Carvell Wallace. In Another Word for Love, Wallace excavates layers of his own history, situated in the struggles and beauty of growing up Black and queer in America. What follows could be another narrow story of pain and survival, recounting hurt and centering suffering. But this is not that kind of memoir.

Wallace is an award-winning journalist who has built his career writing unforgettable profiles, bringing a provocative and engaged sensitivity to his subjects. Now he turns the focus on himself, examining his own life and what frames it—making sense of seeking refuge from homelessness with a young single mother, living in a ghostly white Pennsylvania town, becoming a partner and parent, raising two teenagers in what feels like a collapsing world.

With courage, vulnerability, and a remarkable expansiveness—not to mention an unrivaled, thrilling, and stylistic storytelling verve—Another Word for Love makes an irresistible case for life, the fullness of our humanity, and, of course, for love itself. This extraordinary book is a radical meditation on healing, told through lenses of justice, sex, family, and death. It could be called a theory of life itself.

About Carvell Wallace
Carvell Wallace grew up between southwestern Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. He attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts and worked as a stage actor before spending fifteen years in direct-service youth nonprofits. He has covered art, entertainment, music, culture, race, sports, and parenting for The New York Times MagazineThe New YorkerSlateGQPitchforkMTV News, and other outlets. As a podcast host, he has been nominated for a Peabody Award and won a Kaleidoscope Award. He is the coauthor of Andre Iguodala’s New York Times bestselling basketball memoir, The Sixth Man. He lives in Oakland and has two adult children, a comfortable couch, and a lot of plants.

About R.O. Kwon
R. O. Kwon’s Exhibit, a novel, will publish in May 2024 with Riverhead. Kwon’s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, was named a best book of the year by over forty publications. The Incendiaries was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Prize, as well as five other prizes. Kwon and Garth Greenwell coedited the bestselling anthology Kink, recipient of the inaugural Joy Award and a New York Times Notable Book.

Another Word for Love: A Memoir By Carvell Wallace Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374237820
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: MCD - May 14th, 2024

A transformative memoir that reimagines the conventions of love and posits a radical vision for healing.

In Another Word for Love, Carvell Wallace excavates layers of his own history, situated in the struggles and beauty of growing up Black and queer in America.


The Sixth Man By Andre Iguodala, Carvell Wallace Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525533993
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Blue Rider Press - June 16th, 2020

THE INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the Golden State Warriors, that documents his rise to fame in the world of basketball and of business.


Exhibit: A Novel By R. O. Kwon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593190029
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2024

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE

"Hypnotic...a haunting romance about desire, obsession, and ambition that is sure to get your heart rate up." —Time Magazine

"R.O. Kwon’s Exhibit is, hands down, the sexiest novel of the year." —Vogue


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