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MWO Book Club: Born a Crime

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MWO's Heart-to-Heart Series continues with its third monthly book club meet-up. 

We would like for you to join us in a discussion of our latest read, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. 

Summary: Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Don't have time to finish the book in time? No worries - come join us, grab some coffee and take part in the discussion. Still can't make it? Mark your calendar for 9/1 for our next meeting. Stay tuned for more details.


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Earlier Event: July 11
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Later Event: September 5
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