Green Apple and Litquake present Caitlin Myer and Joe Loya discussing Caitlin's new book Wiving: A Memoir of Loving Then Leaving The Patriarchy. This event will be held on Zoom.
At 36 years old, Caitlin Myer is ready to start a family with her husband. She has left behind the restrictive confines of her Mormon upbringing and early sexual trauma and believes she is now living her happily ever after. In a single week, she suffers the twin losses of a hysterectomy and the death of her mother and is jolted into a terrible awakening that forces her to reckon with her past—and future. Myer's electric debut memoir Wiving is the story of one woman’s “escape” from religion at age 20, only to find herself similarly entrapped in the gender conventions of the secular culture at large. The biblical characters Yael and Judith, wives who became assassins, become her totems as she evolves from wifely submission to warrior independence. In conversation with author Joe Loya. FREE, $5 suggested donation
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A literary memoir of one woman's journey from wife to warrior, in the vein of breakout hits like Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle.
At thirty-six years old, Caitlin Myer is re