Nightviews Speaker Series presents Julie Lythcott-Haims

Date(s) - 12/05/17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Francis W. Parker School

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Francis W. Parker School

Nightviews Speaker Series presents Julie Lythcott-Haims

Tue, December 5, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Nightviews Speaker Series presents
Julie Lythcott-Haims

Author of Real American: A Memoir and How to Raise an Adult

The Parker community and public at large are welcome to join us as author Julie Lythcott-Haims reads from and speaks about her new book, Real American: A Memoir, a fearless work in which the beloved author of the best-selling How to Raise an Adult pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a biracial black woman in America.

Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African-American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called “micro” aggressions, in addition to blunt-force insults, can puncture a person’s inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses the author’s path to self-acceptance and the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.”

More information on Lythcott-Haims is available at

Parker’s Nightviews Speaker Series provides a public forum for conversation on world perspectives featuring talks on current issues in education, art, society, politics, psychology and science. Throughout the years, thought leaders from across the nation, as well as members of Parker’s faculty and administration, have delivered lectures in this series.