“The One You Get” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
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Green Apple Books and Music | 506 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA
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Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street Wednesday September 20th at 7:00pm as they welcome Jason Tougaw in discussion about his memoir: “The One You Get.”
In The One You Get: Portrait of a Family Organism, Jason Tougaw marries neuroscience and family lore to tell his story of growing up gay in 1970s Southern California, raised by hippies who had “dropped out” in the late sixties and couldn’t seem to find their way back in. “There’s something wrong with our blood,” the family mantra ran, “and it affects our brains”—a catchall answer for incidents such as Tougaw’s schizophrenic great-grandfather directing traffic in the nude on the Golden Gate Bridge, the author’s own dyslexia and hypochondria, and the near-death experience of his notorious jockey grandfather, Ralph Neves.