Jane Roper, author of THE SOCIETY OF SHAME - a ticketed event

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Jane Roper, author of THE SOCIETY OF SHAME - a ticketed event

Jane Roper, author of THE SOCIETY OF SHAME - a ticketed event

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143 Green Bay Rd 143 Green Bay Road Thiensville, WI 53092

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Milwaukee Reads and Boswell Book Company present a special evening featuring Jane Roper, author of The Society of Shame. This event will take place at Shully’s A.T.S. (Across the Street), 143 Green Bay Rd in Thiensville.

Politician’s wife Kathleen Held goes viral for all the wrong reasons – not for her house catching fire or her husband’s affair with a staffer, but for a photo that captures a period stain on the back of Kathleen’s pants. Overnight, Kathleen finds herself becoming a figurehead for the #YesWeBleed women’s rights movement. When she stumbles upon the Society of Shame, Kathleen becomes part of a group who are all working to change their lives after their own scandals. Using the teachings of the society, Kathleen channels her newfound fame as a means to reap the benefits of her humiliation and reclaim herself. But as she ascends to celebrity status, Kathleen's growing obsession with maintaining her popularity online threatens her most important relationship IRL: that with her budding activist daughter.

From Jenna Blum, author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family: “This is the book we NEED right now: not only because it’s absofreakinglutely hilarious, not only because it makes trenchant points about cancel culture, not only because it’s for women by a woman—but because it’s zany and zeitgeisty and, like all exquisite satire, it reflects us back to ourselves in a way that raises questions—and possible solutions. YOU NEED THIS BOOK.”

Jane Roper is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is the author of two previous books: a memoir, Double Time, and a novel, Eden Lake. Her short fiction, essays, and humor have appeared in publications including McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, Poets & Writers , and more.

Tickets cost $55 plus tax and ticket fee and include admission, a glass of wine, light appetizers, and a hardcover copy of The Society of Shame, to be picked up at the event.

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