Decatur Library Auditorium
April 29, 2014, 7:15p.m.
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. After two full-length collections of fiction that mixed his irreverent treatment of form and gritty real-life candor, Jamie Iredell delivers an assured and honest collection of personal essays. I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac reveals a writer who takes on his (literal) highs and (existential) lows with the unembellished voice of an anthropologist. Erudite, funny, and fearless, Iredell dives into subjects like drugs, alcoholism, body image, racism, feminism, and religion, and shines a light on some of the darkest moments of life. The essays are personal, confessional, and ultimately full of hope.