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Chloé Cooper Jones in Conversation with Sally Haldorson

Emily Porter, Chloé Cooper Jones

June 01, 2022


We invite our reading community to come along as we take a deeper look at Easy Beauty: A Memoir and learn more about author Chloé Cooper Jones through this live-streamed interview.

Chloé Cooper Jones, born with a rare congenital condition called sacral agenesis which affects both her stature and gait, is no stranger to pain. After unexpectedly becoming a mother (in violation of unspoken social taboos about the disabled body), something in her shifts, and Jones sets off on a journey across the globe, reclaiming the spaces she'd been denied, and denied herself. With its emotional depth, its prodigious, spiky intelligence, its passion and humor, Easy Beauty is the rare memoir that has the power to make you see the world, and your place in it, with new eyes.

This interview with Chloé Cooper Jones was conducted by our Managing Director Sally Haldorson on May 16th. Here is the full video of that interview.

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Chloé Cooper Jones is a philosophy professor and freelance journalist who was a finalist for a 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. Her work has appeared in publications including GQThe VergeVICEBookforumNew York magazine, and The Believer, and has been selected for both The Best American Travel Writing and The Best American Sports Writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

About The Author

Emily Porter is our Community & Publicity Manager who loves conversing with the wonderful authors we work with. A film photographer and long-time film industry nomad, she has had a constant love for books throughout her life. When not at work she enjoys curling up with her cats, adding to her bookshelves, practicing yoga, and photographing new landscapes. Travel. Cats. Coffee. Tea. Film. Books. RadioLab. National Geographic. Patti Smith. Dinosaurs.

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