BSB: Alanna Okun (The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater) Holiday Gift Guide Book Signing

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café are delighted to present our Holiday Gift Guide series. Each author will appear for an event at one of our bookstores throughout the holiday season. Buy a personalized book for someone you love, and we'll gift wrap it for free! If you can't make it to the event, we would be happy to get a book personalized for you. Click here to see the rest of the list.

For People Who Love: Crafting

Book: The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater, by Alanna Okun

The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting.

People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat for a newborn baby isn’t just about crafting something small but appreciating the beginnings of life, which sometimes helps make peace with the endings. They know that if you knit your boyfriend a sweater, your relationship will most likely be over before the last stitch.

Alanna Okun knows that crafting keeps her anxiety at bay. She knows that no one will ever be as good a knitting teacher as her beloved grandmother. And she knows that even when we can’t control anything else, we can at least control the sticks, string, and fabric right in front of us.

Okun lays herself bare and takes readers into the parts of themselves they often keep hidden. Yet at the same time she finds humor in the daily indignities all crafters must face (like when you catch the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome and can’t possibly finish the second in a pair). Okun has written a book that will speak to anyone who has said to themselves, or to everyone within earshot, “I made that.”

 

Event date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250095619
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - March 20th, 2018

The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting.