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Jess Gutierrez

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome Jess Gutierrez for a free event to celebrate her new book A Product of Genetics (and Day Drinking): A Never-Coming-of-Age Story on Saturday June 29. This event will take place at Mother Road Market, 1124 S Lewis Avenue, and will start at 12:00 noon.

Jess Gutierrez is a speaker and former journalist based in Northwest Arkansas. Her debut essay collection, A Product of Genetics (and Day Drinking) is a raucous and bawdy collection about coming of age, misadventures in queer love and endearing parenting fails.

A Product of Genetics (and Day Drinking) will be published on June 18. The book will be for sale at Magic City Books and at the event on June 29. It is also available online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/a-product-of-genetics-and-day-drinking-/2337.

About A Product of Genetics (and Day Drinking)

A frank, raucous, and bawdy collection of essays about coming of age through the oddest jobs, misadventures in queer love, and endearing parenting fails

This is a perfect book for a very imperfect generation. Millennials were the kids who wore slap bracelets and jeans so low rise they could see one another’s colons, and they are now adults wondering, Is everyone else as messed up as I am?

In her book, Jess shares relatable tales of a woman who feels like a dumpster fire even with a seemingly ideal set up with a fire-captain wife, three kids, and a mortgage. Highlights include roller-derby catastrophes, a disastrous first night on the job at a lesbian bar, narrow escapes from wild animals, and fond memories of sending printed thirst-trap photos via mail to the lover in Australia she met on the early Internet. Readers will soon cheerfully discover that Jess’s voice is infectious, her stories are off-the-wall, and her references are deeply and delightfully millennial.

Jess H. Gutierrez is a speaker and former journalist whose work has been published in Northwest Arkansas Times, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Siloam Springs Herald-Leader, and The Free Weekly (Fayetteville, AR). She has earned several awards from the Arkansas Press Association. She also won the fifth-grade spelling bee despite the fact that everyone thought that Crissy Eaton would take the title. She lives in Northwest Arkansas with her firefighter wife who is way cooler than she is, their three wild kids, a surly bulldog named Hank, a cattle-herding Yorkie-poo named Bella, and six chickens who refuse to lay eggs.


June 29
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Mother Road Market
1124 S. Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74104
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