What do we do when fundamentalism damages our understanding of compassion and goodness? Memoirist Garrard Conley shares stories from his book, Boy Erased, dealing with growing up in a fundamentalist household and attending a conversion therapy program. In the midst of harmful practices and intense bigotry, Conley had to dig deep to find compassion for himself and even for the counselors who harmed him. After over a decade of recovery, he now shares some of his insights on human nature.
Please join us in welcoming Garrard Conley to Books in Bloom on May 21!