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Get Lit

Unmentionable by Therese Oneill

2020-01-14 19:00:00 2020-01-14 20:30:00 America/Chicago Get Lit Bettendorf Public Library

Tuesday, January 14
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-01-14 19:00:00 2020-01-14 20:30:00 America/Chicago Get Lit Join us for a Get Lit book discussion of Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill Bettendorf Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Lillienthal Room

Join us for a Get Lit book discussion of Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill

Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19th century, where there's arsenic in your face cream, a pot of cold pee sits under your bed, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (Why? Shush, dear. A lady doesn't question.) 

Unmentionable is your hilarious, scandalously honest (though never crass), illustrated guide to life as a Victorian lady, offering detailed advice on: 

What to wear 
Where to relieve yourself 
How to conceal your loathsome addiction to menstruating 
What to expect on your wedding night 
How to be the perfect Victorian wife 
Why masturbating will kill you 
And more 

Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring nearly 200 images from Victorian publications, Unmentionable will inspire a whole new level of respect for Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlet O'Hara, Jane Eyre, and all of our great, great grandmothers. 

(And it just might leave you feeling ecstatically grateful to live in an age of pants, super absorbency tampons, epidurals, anti-depressants, and not-dying-of-the-syphilis-your-husband-brought-home.)

Get Lit is a book discussion group for those adventurous souls who would like to read a little something different. This month Get Lit will meet at the Library. No reservations are needed and participants do not need to finish the book or like the book to join in the discussion. Can't make the meeting? Join us online in our Goodreads group Get Lit - Bettendorf Public Library.  For more information please call 563-344-5707 or email dotten@bettendorf.org.

Get Lit is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

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Venue details


3659 Devils Glen Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722

https://crawfordbrewworks.com/