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May 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
In her new memoir, Martha Grover goes undercover. Whether cleaning houses or looking for love, she peels back the surfaces of ordinary moments and reveals a life both hilarious and traumatic. The End of My Career sees Grover living with her parents again as she enters her late thirties, reconciling the pleasures and perils of being female, chronically ill, and subsisting on menial labor at the edge of an increasingly unaffordable city. Desperate for stable work, she gets hired as a state-sanctioned private investigator looking into shady workers’ comp claims—even while she herself fights in court for her own disability settlement. Angry and heartbroken, brimming with the outrageous contradictions of the modern world, The End of My Career embodies the comic nightmare of our times.
Martha Grover is a 2017 Oregon Book Award finalist in creative nonfiction. She is also the author of One More for the People(Perfect Day, 2011). She has been publishing her zine Somnambulistsince 2003, and lives in Portland, Oregon.