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6/13/24 7:00 pm
Greg Marshall: Leg

Join us in launching the paperback edition of Leg by Greg Marshall, an incredible and hilarious memoir that grapples with family, disability, and coming of age in two closets—as a gay man and as a man living with cerebral palsy. Greg will be joined in conversation by Lucas Schaefer. Tickets purchased for this event include a reserved seat and a signed copy of Leg. All unreserved seats are free and open to all; RSVPs are encouraged to give us a sense of attendance, but are not required for entry.

About Leg:

Greg Marshall’s early years were pretty bizarre. Rewind the VHS tapes (this is the nineties) and you’ll see a lopsided teenager limping across a high school stage, or in a wheelchair after leg surgeries, pondering why he’s crushing on half of the Utah Jazz. Add to this home video footage a mom clacking away at her newspaper column between chemos, a dad with ALS, and a cast of foulmouthed siblings. Fast forward the tape and you’ll find Marshall happily settled into his life as a gay man only to discover he’s been living in another closet his whole life: he has cerebral palsy. Here, in the hot mess of it all, lies Greg Marshall’s wellspring of wit and wisdom.

Leg was listed among the best nonfiction books of the year by The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, LitHub, Esquire, and was a finalist for a 2023 Lambda Literary Prize.

About the author

Greg Marshall was raised in Salt Lake City. A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Prose, Marshall is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays and been supported by MacDowell and the Corporation of Yaddo. Leg is his first book.

Lucas Schaefer is a writer based in Austin. His debut novel, The Slip, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.

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