We’ll be discussing: How to Rob a Bank in Drag: A True Story of Odd LGBT Issues by Dawn Lawson
“Mistresses of Disguise Guilty in Bank Heists” It just keeps getting weirder. In a true story, the author writes of a brutal childhood interrupted by occasional spurts of Disneyland and ponies. After a fumbled ax attack by her mother, she takes to the streets at 14 years old.She is prey looking for a predator. Predators she finds, as well as the unlikeliest of heroes. There is no “road less traveled.” There is no road. She makes her way through back alleys dark and mesmerizing. Occasionally brutal, occasionally flat out funny.Finally old enough to legally exist, she builds a resume. Waitress. Camel Handler. Heroin Addict. Bank Robber. Federal Penitentiary Inmate. Mannequin Refinisher. Waitress again. In the end Dogaholic and Digital Artist with a terminal illness. Most of her partners have died. Doctors say she will join them. Soon. Maybe on the way home from the doctor’s office.She rids her life of everything not precious and ends up surrounded by abandoned old dogs, a cat with PTSD, a very few rock-solid friendships, and some odd decorating ideas. It turns out that the past was necessary to forge something worthy of living for. Written with wry humor, tragedy turns out to be something different than tragic.
Come with a few thoughts/ideas about the book to discuss!
Hosted by Sacramento Freethinkers, Atheists & Nonbelievers (SacFAN)
About the Venue
For this month’s book club we’ll be hosting it at the Sacramento Reason Center (http://www.reasoncenter.org/). A price of $1.00 per person is strongly suggested (but don’t let the high price discourage you from attending, we’ll figure out how to pay for everyone attending)
About the Book Club
• We’re glad to have you join us – if you hate the book, love the book, or even didn’t finish the book. If you’re a newcomer, get a head start on the book for next month by looking at the monthly lineup (https://www.meetup.com/SacFAN/messages/boards/thread/52578081)!
Reason Center is committed to the promotion of critical thinking and secular values. In partnership with other secular groups and organizations, it hosts knowledgeable and engaging speakers discussing a wide range of related topics.