The King's English Bookshop is delighted to present an in-person event with teacher, LGBT+ activist and author, Chasten Buttigieg, who will discuss his new memoir for young adults, I Have Something To Tell You- For Young Adults: A Memoir. Buttigieg will be in conversation with Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah.
This ticketed event will take place at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), located at 20 South West Temple, Salt Lake City. Two hour complimentary parking is available across the street from the museum at City Creek Shopping Center.
You must purchase your ticket on Eventbrite here. Your $30 ticket includes entrance to the event for two people and one pre-signed copy of I Have Something to Tell You.
About the book:
The young adult adaptation of the moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of a former Democratic presidential candidate about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town.
Growing up, Chasten Glezman Buttigieg didn’t always fit in. He felt different from his father and brothers, who loved to hunt and go camping, and out of place in the rural, conservative small town where he lived. Back then, blending in was more important than feeling seen.
So, when Chasten realized he was gay, he kept that part of himself hidden away for a long, painful time. With incredible bravery, and the support of his loved ones, Chasten eventually came out—and when he did, he learned that being true to himself was the most rewarding journey of all.
Finding acceptance and self-love can seem like a tremendous challenge, but it’s never impossible. With honesty, courage, and warmth, Chasten relays his experience of growing up in America and embracing his identity, while inspiring young people across the country to do the same.