Janet Mock: Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me

Wednesday June 14: 7:00PM 8:00PM

A portrait of a young woman as she searches for purpose and self-realization during her twenties, Janet Mock’s new memoir shares the journey of her first love story. It starts as she adjusts to her new life at college and progresses through her path to adulthood, exploring the unknown, making mistakes, learning from them, and eventually finding her place in the world.

Janet will be joined in conversation by actress, writer, and Rookie founder Tavi Gevinson.


Buy a copy of Surpassing Certainty or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator.

Janet Mock is a writer, TV host and advocate. A millennial media powerhouse, Janet began her career at People.com. She has since worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, a contributing editor for Marie Claire magazine, and a host for MSNBC. She also hosted the Global Citizen Festival and will executive-produce and front the MSNBC original series, “Beyond My Body.” Janet also produced, conducted all interviews and introduced the HBO documentary, The Trans List, with photographer and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

Born in Hawaii, Janet’s story of growing up trans caught the nation’s attention in a 2011 Marie Claire article. Since then she’s become one of the most influential trans women and millennial leaders in media. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Marie Claire, and The Advocate, where she wrote the cover story on Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson. She wrote the foreword for famed photographer Mark Seliger’s collection, On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories, contributed to the anthology, The Feminist Utopia Project, and has appeared on the covers of C?NDY, Top Rank and ELIXIR magazines.

Tavi Gevinson is an actress and writer, and the founder of Rookie. Gevinson's career in media began in 2008 when she created the blog Style Rookie at age 11. After writing about fashion for magazines like ELLE, Pop and Harper's Bazaar, Gevinson launched Rookie, an online teen magazine, as a sophomore in high school. She made her Broadway debut in 2014 in Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth; other Broadway credits include Ivo van Hove's production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Gevinson has guest-starred on shows like Parenthood, Scream Queens, and The Simpsons. Rookie has published four print anthologies with Penguin Random House, the Rookie Yearbooks. Gevinson also hosts The Rookie Podcast, produced and distributed by MTV.

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