Peggy Orenstein | Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater

TKE is delighted to partner with The Neighborhood Hive to host New York Times bestselling author Peggy Orenstein for a reading and book signing of her memoir, Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater.

This is a free event but you must reserve your seat by making a donation in any amount to our non-profit, Brain Food Books. Please reserve your seat on Eventbrite here. 

This entry ticket does not include a copy of the featured book, which is sold separately

This free in-person event will take place at The Neighborhood Hive 2065 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108. 

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Unraveling today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. 

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Unraveling from The King's English.

About the book:

The COVID pandemic propelled many people to change their lives in ways large and small. Some adopted puppies. Others stress-baked. Peggy Orenstein, a lifelong knitter, went just a little further. To keep herself engaged and cope with a series of seismic shifts in family life, she set out to make a garment from the ground up: learning to shear sheep, spin and dye yarn, then knitting herself a sweater.

Orenstein hoped the project would help her process not just wool but her grief over the recent death of her mother and the decline of her dad, the impending departure of her college-bound daughter, and other thorny issues of aging as a woman in a culture that by turns ignores and disdains them. What she didn’t expect was a journey into some of the major issues of our time: climate anxiety, racial justice, women’s rights, the impact of technology, sustainability, and, ultimately, the meaning of home.

With her wry voice, sharp intelligence, and exuberant honesty, Orenstein shares her year-long journey as daughter, wife, mother, writer, and maker—and teaches us all something about creativity and connection. 

Event date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
The Neighborhood Hive
2065 E 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater By Peggy Orenstein Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063081727
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: Harper - January 24th, 2023