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Dessa presents MY OWN DEVICES in conversation with Michael Pollan at Public Library of Brookline

October 8, 2019 | 6:30 pm


My Own Devices is an uncompromising and candid account of a life in motion, in music, and in love. Dessa is as compelling on the page as she is onstage, making My Own Devices the debut of a unique and deft literary voice.

RSVP for free at the link! An RSVP does not guarantee entrance, so be sure to arrive on time for the event. Entrance is free, but anyone wishing to join the signing line must purchase a copy of the paperback edition of My Own Devices at the event.

Dessa is a rapper, a singer, an essayist, and a proud member of the Doomtree hip-hop crew. She’s performed around the world at opera houses and rock clubs and while standing on barroom tables. She’s landed on the Billboard Top 200 Albums list as a solo artist (Parts of Speech, Chime), as a Doomtree member (All Hands), and as a contributor to The Hamilton Mixtape. As a writer, she’s contributed to the New York Times Magazine, Minnesota Public Radio, the Star Tribune (Minneapolis), Minnesota Monthly, literary journals across the country, and has published two short collections of poetry and essays.

Michael Pollan is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire. A longtime contributor to the New York TimesMagazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley.


October 8, 2019
6:30 pm
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