When: Thu., May 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 2015
Excerpted in The New York Times and celebrated by the likes of The Washington Post, Out and Kirkus Reviews, native Texan Jamie Brickhouse’s new memoir Dangerous When Wet paints a bittersweet, bitingly funny portrait of life with and without two major forces in his life: booze and his larger-than-life mother, Mama Jean. Born and raised in Beaumont, Brickhouse moved to New York and found success in the publishing industry while dangerously indulging in liquor, drugs and gay sex. Although Mama Jean encouraged him to become a writer, it wasn’t until after her death in 2009 that her “happy little prince” (sober and HIV-positive) enrolled in the writing workshop that sparked his enthusiastically received literary debut. On Thursday, The Twig hosts Brickhouse for a conversation with Trinity University Dean of English, Dr. Coleen Grissom, to be followed by a Q&A and book signing.