Park Slope author Elizabeth Royte will
encourage you to get in touch with the coffee grounds and other
cast-offs in the bottom of your trash can when she reads from
her new book "Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash"
at BookCourt on Aug. 13 at 6 pm.
Royte’s nonfiction tale of pawing through her own refuse, and then following its journey from her city Sanitation Department to a landfill in Pennsylvania - and beyond - was published on July 13 by Little, Brown and Company.
This is the second book by Royte, who previously penned "The Tapir’s Morning Bath: Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest and the Scientists Who Are Trying to Solve Them" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001).
Plan to feel differently about what you discard - and to feel just plain guilty - after she shares her first-hand observations about the staying power of garbage.
BookCourt is located at 163 Court St. at Dean Street in Cobble Hill. For more information, call (718) 875-3677.