Keena Roberts - Wild Life

Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs, a Memoir Book Talk & Signing

Author Keena Roberts will discuss and sign Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs ($28.00 Grand Central Publishing). In this funny and tender memoir, Africa bleeds into America and vice versa, each culture amplifying the other. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Wild Life is ultimately the story of a daring but sensitive young girl desperately trying to figure out if there's any place where she truly fits in.

Roberts, whose parents were famous primatologists, split her adolescence between the wilds of an island camp in Botswana and the treacherous halls of an elite Philadelphia private school. In Africa, she slept in a tent, cooked over a campfire, and lived each day alongside a baboon colony. But for the months of the year when her family lived in the United States, Roberts was cowed by the landscape of private school social hierarchy.


This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

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Event date: 
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538745151
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 12th, 2019