Monday, July 1, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes author and Break Free Together founder Linda Kay Klein, who will sign and discuss her new book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free!
In the 1990s, a “purity industry” emerged out of the white evangelical Christian culture. Purity rings, purity pledges, and purity balls came with a dangerous message: girls are potential sexual “stumbling blocks” for boys and men, and any expression of a girl’s sexuality could reflect the corruption of her character. This message traumatized many girls and trapped them in a cycle of shame. This is the sex education Linda Kay Klein grew up with. In Pure, Klein uses a potent combination of journalism, cultural commentary, and memoir to reveal the devastating effects evangelical Christianity’s views on female sexuality has had on a generation of young women.
"Linda Kay Klein’s book about the devastating effects of Christianity’s obsession with purity culture is a revelation... Part memoir and part journalism, Pure is a horrendous, granular, relentless, emotionally true account." --The Cut
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Pure from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.