SOLD OUT: Dessa - My Own Devices

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If you were unable to get a ticket, Dessa is happy to sign prepaid books. Please indicate that you'd like a signed copy in the notes field of your order, along with any inscription you'd like in your copy.


Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome musician, artist, and writer Dessa to our Seward Park location on Sunday, September 23rd at 7pm.

In her literary debut memoir, rapper and singer Dessa gives a candid account of her life in the van as a hard-touring musician, her determination to beat long odds to make a name for herself, and her struggle to fall out of love with someone in her band. Raw and intimate, Dessa demonstrates just how far the mind can travel while the body is on the six-hour ride to the next rap show.

Dessa is a rapper, a singer, and an essayist with a hip-hop crew called Doomtree. She's landed on the Billboard Top 200 list as a solo artist (Parts of Speech, Chime), as a Doomtree member ( All Hands), and as a contributor to The Hamilton Mixtape. As a writer, she's contributed to the New York Times Magazine, MPR, the Star Tribune, Minnesota Monthly, literary journals across the country, and has published two short collections of poetry and essays. She now splits her time between New York City, Minneapolis, and a tour van cruising at six miles per hour above the posted limit.

My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love Cover Image
By Dessa
ISBN: 9781524742294
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Dutton - September 18th, 2018