Monday, October 26 at 7:00PM
A KINGDOM OF TENDER COLORS
by SETH GREENLAND
in conversation with TOM LUTZ
At the age of 37 Seth Greenland finds himself in everyone's nightmare - a diagnosis of an aggressive form of lymphatic cancer.
A Kingdom of Tender Colors is a book about cancer--the funny side.
One unremarkable day at the age of 37 Seth Greenland finds himself in everyone's nightmare - a routine doctor visit, some swollen glands, a series of tests, a biopsy, and finally a diagnosis of an aggressive form of lymphatic cancer. A screenwriter and satirist with a blooming career in Hollywood, Seth has felt pretty good about his life until now; suddenly, the world has tipped on its axis.
With the support of friends and family, Seth launches into an attempt to save his own life without losing either his sanity or his sense of humor. From chemotherapy treatments, to meditation and more alternative treatments, he battles the disease with wit, honesty, and no small amount of sheer terror. There are no pat answers or inspirational revelations here, just one man confronting hopes and fears recognizable to us all - and triumphing.
Seth Greenland is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and author of five novels including Shining City (a Washington Post Best Book of the Year) and The Hazards of Good Fortune (nominated for the 2019 Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger). His play Jungle Rot won the
Kennedy Center/American Express Fund For New American Plays Award and the American Theater Critics Association Award. He was a writer-producer on the HBO drama Big Love. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Le Figaro, Le
Monde, Quillette, the Jewish Journal, and Lions Roar.
in conversation with
Tom Lutz is the author of, amongst others, And the Monkey Learned Nothing, Drinking Mare's Milk on the Roof of the World and Crying, which have been translated into a dozen languages, and several of which have been named New York Times Notable Books. His book Doing Nothing won the American Book Award. He is the founding editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His most recent work was Born Slippy, his first novel.