Rex Ogle: Punching Bag

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Thu Oct 14, 7 pm
This is an online event ยท Central Library
Free
"Join us to hear author Rex Ogle talk about his new teen memoir, Punching Bag.
Registration required.

The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. This event will be recorded, captioned and then posted on SPL's new Teen YouTube channel after the event.

About the Book:

Punching Bag is the compelling true story of a high school career defined by poverty and punctuated by outbreaks of domestic abuse. Rex Ogle, who brilliantly mapped his experience of hunger in middle school in Free Lunch, here describes his struggle to survive; reflects on his complex, often paradoxical relationship with his passionate, fierce mother; and charts the trajectory of his stepdad’s anger. Hovering over Rex’s story is the talismanic presence of his unborn baby sister.

Through it all, Rex threads moments of grace and humor that act as beacons of light in the darkness. Compulsively readable, beautifully crafted, and authentically told, Punching Bag is a remarkable memoir about one teenager’s cycle of violence, blame, and attempts to forgive his parents—and himself." (Promo Copy)

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