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Bad Girl Bookclub: Milk Fed | December (BG22-4)

  • December 12, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • William Reif Gallery
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Join this new evening women's book club! And no, you don’t have to be a "bad girl" to join the group. This group will focus on books with female authors and unique female protagonists.  In depth and honest opinions are encouraged.  You don’t even have to finish the book to join in on this fun book discussion group. Indulgent beverages and desserts will be served, and bad girl attire encouraged! 

Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

Monday, December 12

6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Instructor: Lisa Alexander

IDPH and CDC face mask guidelines will be observed.

Rachel is twenty-four, a lapsed Jew who has made calorie restriction her religion. By day, she maintains an illusion of existential control, by way of obsessive food rituals, while working as an underling at a Los Angeles talent management agency. At night, she pedals nowhere on the elliptical machine. Rachel is content to carry on subsisting—until her therapist encourages her to take a ninety-day communication detox from her mother, who raised her in the tradition of calorie counting.

Early in the detox, Rachel meets Miriam, a zaftig young Orthodox Jewish woman who works at her favorite frozen yogurt shop and is intent upon feeding her. Rachel is suddenly and powerfully entranced by Miriam—by her sundaes and her body, her faith and her family—and as the two grow closer, Rachel embarks on a journey marked by mirrors, mysticism, mothers, milk, and honey.

We will openly discuss themes of eating disorders and sexuality in this meeting. This is a safe space, and what we say stays within the group.

Register by 12/10


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