Greg Marshall | Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It
Thu Jun 22 2023 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
The King's English Bookshop | Salt Lake City, UT
About this Event
TKE is excited to host author and journalist Greg Marshall for a discussion and signing of his memoir, Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It. Marshall will be in conversation with King's English Bookshop co-owner, Calvin Crosby. This in-person event will take place at the bookshop and is open to the public.
Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat by making a donation in any amount to our non-profit, Brain Food Books. This entry ticket does not include a copy of the featured book, which is sold separately.
GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.
About the book:
Greg Marshall’s early years were pretty bizarre. Rewind the VHS tapes (this is the nineties) and you’ll see a lopsided teenager limping across a high school stage, or in a wheelchair after leg surgeries, pondering why he’s crushing on half of the Utah Jazz. Add to this home video footage a mom clacking away at her newspaper column between chemos, a dad with ALS, and a cast of foulmouthed siblings. Fast forward the tape and you’ll find Marshall happily settled into his life as a gay man only to discover he’s been living in another closet his whole life: He has cerebral palsy, a diagnosis that has been kept from him since birth. (His parents always told him he just had "tight tendons" and left it at that.) Here, in the hot mess of it all, lies Greg Marshall’s wellspring of wit and wisdom.
Leg is an extraordinarily funny and insightful memoir from a daring new voice. Packed with outrageous stories of a singular childhood, it is also a unique examination of what it means to transform when there are parts of yourself you can’t change, a moving portrait of a family in crisis, and a tale of resilience of spirit. In Marshall’s deft hands, we see a story both personal and universal—of being young and wanting the world, even when the world doesn’t feel like yours to want.
Where is it happening?The King's English Bookshop, 1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, United States
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