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Kevin Sampsell Reading
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 6:00pm

Kevin Sampsell Reading
March 31, 6:00 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238
Free and open to the public

Kevin Sampsell reads from "A Common Pornography," a memoir, told in vignettes, that captures the history of one dysfunctional American family. An extension of a 2003 "memory experiment" of the same name, "A Common Pornography" weaves recollections of small-town youth with darker threads from his family's story, including incest, madness, betrayal, and death. A regular contributor to Dave Egger's The Believer and McSweeney's, Sampsell has written "the kind of book where you want to thank the author for helping you feel less alone with being alive" (Jonathan Ames).