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Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much--Jen Winston in conversation with Dr. Devon Price

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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Charis welcomes Jen Winston in conversation with Dr. Devon Price for a celebration of Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much. A hilarious and whip-smart collection of essays, offering an intimate look at bisexuality, gender, and, of course, sex. Perfect for fans of Lindy West, Samantha Irby, and Rebecca Solnit—and anyone who wants, and deserves, to be seen. 

If Jen Winston knows one thing for sure, it’s that she’s bisexual. Or wait—maybe she isn’t? Actually, she definitely is. Unless…she’s not?
Jen’s provocative, laugh-out-loud debut takes us inside her journey of self-discovery, leading us through stories of a childhood “girl crush,” an onerous quest to have a threesome and an enduring fear of being bad at sex. Greedy follows Jen’s attempts to make sense of herself as she explores the role of the male gaze, what it means to be “queer enough,” and how to overcome bi stereotypes when you’re the poster child for all of them: greedy, slutty, and constantly confused. 

With her clever voice and clear-eyed insight, Jen draws on personal experiences with sexism and biphobia to understand how we all can and must do better. She sheds light on the reasons women, queer people, and other marginalized groups tend to make ourselves smaller, provoking the question: What would happen if we suddenly stopped?

Greedy shows us that being bisexual is about so much more than who you’re sleeping with—it’s about finding stability in a state of flux and defining yourself on your own terms. This book inspires us to rethink the world as we know it, reminding us that Greedy was a superpower all along.

Jen Winston (she/they) is a writer, creative director, and bisexual. Their work bridges the intersection of sex, politics, and technology, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, on CNN, and more. Jen is passionate about unlearning and creating work that helps others do the same. She is the author of Greedy: Notes From a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much and lives in Brooklyn with her partner, dogs, and iPhone. Follow Jen on Twitter and Instagram: @Jenerous.

Dr. Devon Price (they/them) is a social psychologist, writer, activist, and professor at Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Price’s work has appeared in numerous publications such as SlateThe Rumpus, NPR, and HuffPost and has been featured on the front page of Medium numerous times. They are the author of Laziness Does Not Exist and live in Chicago, Illinois.

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Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982179175
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Published: Atria Books - October 5th, 2021

A hilarious and whip-smart collection of essays, offering an intimate look at bisexuality, gender, and, of course, sex. Perfect for fans of Lindy West, Samantha Irby, and Rebecca Solnit—and anyone who wants, and deserves, to be seen.

If Jen Winston knows one thing for sure, it’s that she’s bisexual. Or wait—maybe she isn’t? Actually, she definitely is.


Laziness Does Not Exist Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781982140106
Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

From social psychologist Dr. Devon Price, a conversational, stirring call to “a better, more human way to live” (Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author) that examines the “laziness lie”—which falsely tells us we are not working or learning hard enough.

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Event Summary: 
A hilarious and whip-smart collection of essays, offering an intimate look at bisexuality, gender, and, of course, sex.