Book Launch for SELF-MADE WOMAN


Join us for an evening in celebration of Denise Chantarelle DuBois's memoir, Self-Made Woman. A Q&A and book signing will follow Dubois's appearance. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

About the book:

Denise Chanterelle DuBois's transformation into a woman wasn't easy. Born as a boy into a working-class Polish American Milwaukee family, she faced daunting hurdles: a domineering father, a gritty 1960s neighborhood with no understanding of gender nonconformity, trouble in school, and a childhood so haunted by deprivation that neckbone soup was a staple. Terrified of revealing her inner self, DuBois lurched through alcoholism, drug dealing and addiction, car crashes, dangerous sex, and prison time. Dennis barreled from Wisconsin to California, Oregon, Canada, Costa Rica, New York, Bangkok, and Hawaii on a joyless ride.

Defying all expectations, DuBois didn't crash and burn. Embracing her identity as a woman, she remade herself. Writing with resolute honesty and humor, she confronts both her past and her present to tell an American story of self-discovery.

About the author:

Denise Chanterelle DuBois is an actress, environmentalist, and businesswoman. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Self-Made Woman: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780299313906
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - August 22nd, 2017

Event date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657