Meet Gretchen Henderson

  • January 22, 2016

The author comes to snowy DC this Monday, Jan. 25th, from 6:30-7:30PM.


Ugly as sin, the ugly duckling — or maybe you fell out of the ugly tree? Let’s face it, we’ve all used the word “ugly” to describe someone we’ve seen — hopefully just in our private thoughts — but have we ever considered how slippery the term can be, indicating anything from the slightly unsightly to the downright revolting? What really lurks behind this most favored insult? In her actually beautiful book, Ugliness: A Cultural History, Gretchen E. Henderson casts an unfazed gaze at ugliness, tracing its long-standing grasp on our cultural imagination and highlighting all the peculiar ways it has attracted us to its repulsion.

At Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for more info.

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