Join Spokane native Kacy Tellessen at the book launch party for his memoir, Freaks of a Feather, and get a copy of the book, a brisket dinner, and the chance to hear more about Tellessen’s personal experiences shared in the book. Freaks of a Feather recounts Tellessen’s experiences as an infantryman, aka an “American Grunt.” Fresh out of high school, Tellessen enlisted in the Marine Corps, and was deployed to Iraq twice from 2005 to 2009. Though Tellessen thought his experiences might follow the path of the hero’s journey like in the stories he read growing up, what happened was far from it. In reality, his experiences were complicated, conflicting and traumatic, which he captures in the memoir. The book launch begins with food and beer for the guests, followed by a reading from the memoir and a Q&A session.
Freaks of a Feather Book Launch Party • Sat, July 31 from 5-8 pm • $50 • The Spangle Service Club • 165 N. Main St., Spangle • latahbooks.com
— Lillian Piel