Hurtling down the highway with a gun on the passenger seat Charles Blow is intent on murder and self-destruction. Blow seeks revenge on the person who upended his life and made him question his identity. It is this moment that leads to an epiphany. This memoir is an unpacking of that moment.
Start: Oct 16 2014 7:00 pm In the rich story-telling tradition of Southern African Americans, this memoir from the New York Times columnist and frequent television commentator starts in Gibsland, Louisiana. Blow was close to his hard-working mother, but, strong as she was, she couldn't protect her son from abuse by an older cousin, an experience it took him years to come to terms with.
Harvard Book Store and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University welcome New York Times columnist CHARLES BLOW for a discussion of his memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
Monday, October 13, 7:00 PM OFFSITE EVENT: Irondale Center Good Neighbors and Greenlight Bookstore present An Evening with Charles Blow, author ofFire Shut Up In My Bones In conversation with Gbenga Akinnagbe Food provided by: No. 7 Restaurant and Chef Tyler Kord Tickets: $40 (event with copy ofFire Shut Up in my Bones) $25 (event only) New York Times columnist Charles M.
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A new memoir by New York Times columnist Charles Blow begins with him in his car on his way to shoot and kill a man. That man is Blow's older cousin, who allegedly sexually abused Blow when Blow was 7 years old.