Love and Trouble is a hilarious, honest, inventive memoir that explores what happens when a happily married mom rediscovers the troublesome, wild, melancholy girl she used to be. Toggling between the teenage self and the grown-up self, Dederer attempts to reconcile her wild youth with the woman she’s become.

Claire Dederer is the author of Love and Trouble, as well as the best-selling memoir Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, which has been translated into 13 languages. She has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Vogue, The Nation, Slate, and many other publications. She lives on Bainbridge Island with her family.

The Chuckanut Radio Hour, a recipient of Bellingham’s prestigious Mayor’s Arts Award, is a radio variety show that began in January 2007. Each Chuckanut Radio Hour features a guest author and includes guest musicians, performance poet Kevin Murphy, Cascadia Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, an episode of “The Bellingham Bean” serial radio comedy, and some groaner jokes by hosts Chuck & Dee Robinson and announcer Rich Donnelly. The Chuckanut Radio Hour’s first guest was Erik Larson and has since included Alexander McCall Smith, Elizabeth George, Cheryl Strayed, Sherman Alexie, Tom Robbins and Garrison Keillor, among many others.

The Radio Hour airs every Saturday evening at 6pm and Sunday at 9pm on SPARK RADIO, KMRE 102.3FM. Tickets for the Chuckanut Radio Hour are $5 and are available at Village Books and Receive a free ticket with pre-purchase of Love and Trouble. Doors open at 6:30pm, and you must be seated by 6:45pm as the show begins promptly at 7pm.

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