“A riveting and painfully honest account, Beautiful Wreck
not only demonstrates the importance of humor and perseverance in the face of mental illness, but also affirms the power of self-reinvention.”
-Kaitlin Bell Barnett, author of Dosed: The Medication Generation Grows Up
Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide
Reading and Q&A with Stephanie Schroeder
Friday, October 26th at 7PM
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
New York, NY 10003
Twenty-five year old Stephanie Schroeder arrived in New York City in 1990 with edgy good looks, attitude to burn, and undiagnosed bipolar disorder. Schroeder reads from her unflinching memoir which chronicles her trajectory through the worlds of queer political activism, corporate America, intimate partner violence, unwilling parenthood, erotic discovery, 9/11, and three attempted suicides. Repeatedly falling through the cracks of the U.S. healthcare system, Schroeder became her own advocate, found help, and began a healthier life.
Space is limited! Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. First 25 RSVPs will receive a copy of the memoir.
The Astraea office is wheelchair accessible; please contact email@example.com if you would like additional information.