"Because" by Joshua Mensch


Author of Because Joshua Mensch shares about his powerful memoir.


Joshua Mensch in Conversation With Ed Skoog & Kevin Craft

Joshua Mensch’s devastating lyric memoir, Because (W. W. Norton), explores with extraordinary literary power and sophistication the toxic power of adults who prey on the children in their care. Its story begins when Mensch is 10 years old and first meets Don, the charming director of a youth wilderness camp and a lifelong friend of his parents. What follows is a harrowing account of sexual and psychological abuse. Mensch will be joined in conversation by poets Ed Skoog and Kevin Craft.

  • Wednesday, May 23 @ 7:30 PM
  • Powell's City of Books