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The Thalia Book Club takes a musical turn on this episode, when acclaimed Tony-nominated artist Mx. Justin Vivian Bond appears and gives an incredible performance. Not only does Bond read from his own book but he also discusses a number of important issues relevant to the LGBTQ community. Mike Albo, another performer and author also reads from his new book Tango: My Childhood. This series is wonderful for any writer or literary fan who wants to be a part of a great conversation!

Publisher's Summary

The Tony-nominated cabaret legend performs songs and speaks candidly with writer and performer Mike Albo about the novella-length memoir Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels. With simplicity, humor, and compassion, Bond raises issues about LGBTQ adolescence, homophobia, parenting, and sexuality, while being utterly entertaining.

Singer, songwriter, and Tony-nominated performance artist Mx. Justin Vivian Bond is an Obie, Bessie, and Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner. As one half of the performance duo Kiki and Herb, Bond has toured the world, headlining at Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, and starring in a Tony-nominated run on Broadway: Kiki and Herb Alive on Broadway. His film credits include a role in John Cameron Mitchell's feature Shortbus. Bond is currently releasing a record, Dendrophile, and is writing a play with Sandra Bernhard.

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Critic Reviews

"Bond's fabulosity is matched by a trenchant wit, and [V's] over-the-top stories are smartly edged with politics, sexual or otherwise." (The New York Times)
"The greatest cabaret artist of [V's] generation..." (The New Yorker)

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