Wednesday, March 25 at 7 pm
George Hodgman, veteran magazine and book editor, will discuss his memoir, Bettyville, on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 pm at Books & Co. at the Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.
In it, he tells of his leaving a busy career in Manhattan to return to his childhood home in Paris, Missouri to care for his mother, Betty, who is suffering from dementia. While he feels unprepared to care for her at home, he can’t bring himself to put her in an institution. So begins their journey together: Betty, at once courageous, headstrong, and vulnerable, and George, trying to be the good prodigal son.
Underpinning their relationship is the fact that Betty has not fully accepted the fact that George is gay nor the difficulties he had growing up gay in rural America years earlier. It’s a “beautifully crafted story of secrets, silences and enduring love that is simultaneously hilarious and heartwarming.”
Bettyville has been chosen as Books-A-Million President’s Pick for March. Alison Bechdel raves, “As George and his mother come to terms with one another at the end of her days, the book begins to shimmer with something much more rare than love: a boundless, transcendent, and simple kindness.”
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