Banned Book! Michelle Tea reading The Thief’s Journal

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Michelle Tea is the author of four memoirs, a novel, a book of poetry and the young adult fantasy tale A Mermaid in Chelsea Creek forthcoming from McSweeney’s. She has edited anthologies about class, fashion and literature, and is Editor of Sister Spit Books, a City Lights imprint. Michelle is founder and Executive Director of RADAR Productions, a literary non-profit that oversees the Sister Spit international performance tours, the monthly RADAR Reading Series, the annual Radar LAB Retreat, and other programs.

The Thief’s Journal was written by Jean Genet and is perhaps his most famous work. Published in 1949, the part-autobiographical novel tells of the author’s struggle through Europe. Themes of homosexuality and betrayal pervade this exploration of morality and work of self-discovery.

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