Thu, 31 Mar|
Better Read Than Dead + Zoom
Bridie Jabour in conversation with Rick Morton
Join us in person or on Zoom as we hear from Bridie Jabour discussing her incredible book, Trivial Grievances with Rick Morton.
Time & Location
31 Mar 2022, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Better Read Than Dead + Zoom, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
An oddly optimistic, witty and insightful generation-defining book for a lost generation, the miserable Millennials, from Bridie Jabour, opinion editor at Guardian Australia
In 2019, Bridie Jabour wrote a piece for the Guardian about the malaise of millennials and how the painful, protracted end of their adolescence is finally hitting home. They're looking at their lives and thinking: 'Is this it? Have I chosen the right place to live, the right job, the right partner? Am I, perhaps, not as special as I thought?'
The article went viral overnight and Bridie decided the time had come to write a book about her generation - those much-maligned millennials. After all, she reasoned, this generation is coming of age in a unique set of social and economic circumstances, including precarious work, delayed baby-making, rising singledom, a heating planet, loss of religion, increased unstable housing and, now, a pandemic. But despite her assumption that this generation of 31-year-olds is the most miserable ever, she discovered that wasn't the whole truth ...
Forthright, funny, incisive and provocative, Trivial Grievances is truly a book for our times, and for every 20- or 30-something-year-old anxious about their place in the world.
Rick Morton has been a journalist and writer for over fifteen years. He is the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Award for Young Journalist of the Year and the 2017 Kennedy Award for Outstanding Columnist. In 2019, Rick left The Australian where he worked as the social affairs writer with a particular focus on social policy and is now a senior reporter for the Saturday Paper. Rick regularly appears on television, radio and panels across both the ABC and commercial networks discussing politics, the media, writing and social policy. He is the author of One Hundred Years of Dirt and My Year of Living Vulnerably.
Event + Book
This ticket includes a copy of Trivial Grievances.$34.99
If you are unable to join us in person, you can also join us online.$0.00
Zoom + Book
This is our Zoom ticket with a copy of the book, which we will post out to you.$34.99