Book Discussion: "Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes," by Kamal Al-Solaylee

Every 2nd Sunday of the month

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"Intolerable" is part memoir of an Arab family caught in the turmoil of Middle Eastern politics over six decades, part personal coming-out narrative, and part cultural analysis. This is a story of the modern Middle East that we think we know so much about. The author was born to one of the wealthiest families in Yemen in the 1960s: it was forced to leave, first going to Beirut and then to Cairo, then back to Yemen. He eventually escaped to the West.

A casual gathering for gay men on the second Sunday of the month for fun and stimulating discussions about quality gay literature. Books are selected by participants several months in advance, and the only requirements for attending are to RSVP, to bring food or a beverage to share, and to have read a substantial part of what’s being discussed. Arrive as early at 6:00, discussion begins at 6:45 and ends by 8:30.