Literaryswag Book Club's Pick for September (1 Year Anniversary): Adrian Nicole Leblanc's Random Family

It's all about timing. Comedy. Life. Your swag. It's all about things coming together at the right moment; the right time. In our previous meeting at #literaryswagbookclub we spoke about the time it takes to get to know ourselves, and how many of us don't have the time because we're too "busy." A buzzword which CAN mean we don't have time but often means we don't want to take the time. To ask the questions that may not be answered that day, but because they've finally been posed, they can be grappled with. Our jobs don't afford this time. In a heartbreakingly ironic way, our schools don't either. If we're blessed, we have somewhere--a church, the barbershop, hair and nail salon--where we can take time,  but in American life: we're terribly suspicious of time. Especially if we feel it's too much. I remember taking my first vacation from work. Waited one whole year to get a week off and instead of enjoying it, I obsessed over how much work I'd have to do when I got back πŸ˜’. That's not a way to live. Yet so many of us navigate this way. And we're proud of it.  I started this book club a year ago to provide people with the space and time to do the work that we're usually to busy to do. It hasn't made me any money but it's worth it. Other people recognize the value which is why I'm able to write this post almost a year later. It's also why the big homie, Ouigi Theodore, of The Brooklyn Circus is allowing us to use his shop as the site for the 1 year anniversary of the Book Club πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ, where we'll be reading Adrian Nicole Leblanc's narrative non-fiction masterpiece, Random Family. Sometimes it takes seeing what not having time actually looks like to finally begin appreciating the time you actually do have. We meet Thursday, September 29th at 7pm at 150 Nevins St. in Brooklyn. If you need to purchase the book and don't have a lot of money, I got you. The links below take you to Amazon, where you can cop the book for a little less. Thank you all for supporting in the ways that you have. And if you find that you have a little time that day, please come spend it with us. It'll be worth it πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ“šπŸ˜Ž

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Jennelle Gordon