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Kerry Cohen: Girl Trouble @ Elliott Bay Book Company

December 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by The Elliott Bay Book Company

Bestselling memoirist and psychotherapist Kerry Cohen reads from her new book, Girl Trouble: An Illustrated Memoir (Hawthorne Books), which explores complicated female friendships.

Beginning with her relationship with her sister, Tyler Cohen (who illustrates the memoir), Kerry examines the many ways female friendships can affect a girl’s life—from bullying and failed friendships to competition and painful breakups.

I was mesmerized by Girl Trouble.” — Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

“Cohen bravely details how one’s family of origin impacts our later relationships, and accurately demonstrates how we must first sort ourselves out before we can establish healthy bonds with others.” — Blake Nelson, author of The City Wants You Alone

This book is so goddamn good, you’ll plotz.” — Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water


This event is free and takes place at The Elliott Bay Book Company.


Photo by Heather Hawksford

Kerry Cohen is a psychotherapist and is on the faculty of the Red Earth Low-Residency MFA program. She is the author of the memoirs Loose Girl (Hyperion) and Seeing Ezra (Seal Press), as well as seven other books. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.