Saturday, April 9th 2022
Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room is excited to welcome back Wayne Hoffman and celebrate his new book, The End of Her: Racing Against Alzheimer’s to Solve a Murder!
The End of Her, Wayne Hoffman’s nonfiction debut, is a true crime memoir about his efforts to uncover the facts about his great-grandmother’s murder, while watching his own mother’s decline from dementia. One reviewer called the book “a murder mystery wrapped like a delicious knish around a familial love story,” while a historian praised it as “meticulously researched and skillfully written.” Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review, calling it “riveting” and “a unique addition to the cold case subgenre, and a powerful mix of true crime and family memoir.”
About the Author:
Wayne Hoffman is a journalist whose cultural reporting has appeared in the Washington Post, Village Voice, Out, The Forward, Billboard, Slate, and the Philadelphia Gay News; he is currently executive editor of Tablet, a Jewish online magazine. He has also written three novels: Hard, An Older Man, and Sweet Like Sugar, which won the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award. He lives in NYC and the Catskills.
Wayne’s reading will be followed by a Q&A led by Philadelphia’s own activist, theologian, body worker, and spiritual counselor Rabbi David Dunn Bauer.