May Book Club: “The Descent of Man”
Date and Time:
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
**Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Book Club will take place online via the video conference platform Zoom.CLICK HERE at the date and time of the event to join! ***
Please join us for our monthly book club! Every month we will alternate between a non-fiction and a fiction book—for May’s book we are reading the short non-fiction book “The Descent of Man” by the British artist Grayson Perry.
“In this witty and necessary new book, artist Grayson Perry trains his keen eye on the world of men to ask, what sort of man would make the world a better place? What would happen if we rethought the macho, outdated version of manhood, and embraced a different ideal?
Apart from gaining vast new wardrobe options, the real benefit might be that a newly fitted masculinity will allow men to have better relationships–and that’s happiness, right? Grayson Perry admits he’s not immune from the stereotypes himself–yet his thoughts on everything from power to physical appearance, from emotions to a brand new Manifesto for Men, are shot through with honesty, tenderness, and the belief that, for everyone to benefit, updating masculinity has to be something men decide to do themselves. They have nothing to lose but their hang-ups.”
Copies are available for purchase at Picnic—click here to purchase!
Picnic’s Book Club is a monthly event where we invite you to get to know your neighbors over a great book. Didn’t get a chance to read this month’s book? Curious if book club is for you? All are welcome to join in the conversation.