Author Talk with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, FIT NATION
Bel Canto Books is honored to host Natalia Mehlman Petrzela of FIT NATION: THE GAINS AND PAINS OF AMERICA’S EXERCISE OBSESSION.
Bel Canto Books is honored to host an author talk with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela of FIT NATION: THE GAINS AND PAINS OF AMERICA’S EXERCISE OBSESSION.
RSVP required; please select the ticket option that best fits your group. Attendees will be required to follow all current COVID-19 restrictions.
Wednesday 3/29 at The Hangout (2122 E 4th Street, Long Beach CA)
- 5:45pm – Check-in begins
- 6:00pm – Event starts (welcome, author conversation, audience Q&A)
- 7:00pm – Book signing & private shopping
- 8:00pm – Event ends
ABOUT THE BOOK
How is it that Americans are more obsessed with exercise than ever, and yet also unhealthier? Fit Nation explains how we got here and imagines how we might create a more inclusive, stronger future.
“Throughout, Petrzela critiques the fitness industry’s lack of attention to poor, working-class, and nonwhite communities, and marshals a wealth of information into a coherent narrative. This is a valuable survey of what exercise means in America.” -Publishers Weekly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela is a historian of contemporary American politics and culture and associate professor of history at the New School. A certified fitness instructor, she has worked out at home and in gyms for nearly three decades. She is the author of Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture, and her work has appeared in outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and CNN. She is coproducer and host of the acclaimed podcast Welcome to Your Fantasy and cohost of the Past Present podcast. She lives in New York City.
Author Talk with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, FIT NATION, hosted by Bel Canto Books in Long Beach, California
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2122 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814