MICHELLE TEA discusses her book MODERN TAROT

Modern Tarot (HarperElixir)

Literary icon Michelle Tea offers fresh new take on tarot that encourages self-love, personal growth and self-discovery.

With her trademark wisdom and sharp sense of humor, author Michelle Tea shows how tarot offers moments of deep connection during a time when connection is ubiquitous but rarely delves beneath the surface. Based on over 25 years of experience and a deep and abiding love of the cards, Tea’s new book, Modern Tarot brings her charm, authenticity, and knowledge to the tradition of the tarot. Tea brings a fresh approach to the tarot guide infused with her unique insight, dark humor, and pop sensibility. Modern Tarot is a fascinating journey through the cards that teaches how to use this tradition to connect with our higher selves.

Whether you’re a full believer of the cards or a digital-age skeptic-- or a little of both-- the power of tarot is open to everyone. This guide doesn’t ask you to believe in magic or insist upon using tarot as a divination tool. Instead, fiercely insightful descriptions of each of the 78 cards in the tarot system (each illustrated in the charmingly offbeat style of cartoonist Amanda Verwey) and specially designed card-based rituals that can be used with any deck help take readers on a path toward radical growth and self-improvement.

Author, activist, and queer/feminist icon Michelle Tea is the author of five memoirs, including the award-winning Valencia (now a film). Her novels include Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, the first in a Young Adult fantasy trilogy published by McSweeneys. Tea is the Founding Artistic Director of RADAR Productions, a queer-feminist literary non-profit in San Francisco and is the editor of Sister Spit Books, an imprint of City Lights. Her writing has appeared in The Believer, n+1, Buzzfeed, The Bold Italic, Marie Claire, and many other print and web publications.

Photo by Jenn Rosenstein

Event date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Modern Tarot: Connecting with Your Higher Self Through the Wisdom of the Cards Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062682406
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harperelixir - June 13th, 2017

Valencia Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580052382
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Seal Press (CA) - April 15th, 2008

Black Wave Cover Image
ISBN: 9781558619395
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Published: Amethyst Editions - September 13th, 2016

How to Grow Up: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142181195
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Published: Plume Books - January 27th, 2015

Mermaid in Chelsea Creek Cover Image
By Michelle Tea, Jason Polan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781938073366
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Published: McSweeney's - May 14th, 2013

Girl at the Bottom of the Sea Cover Image
By Michelle Tea, Amanda Verwey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781940450001
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Published: McSweeney's - June 1st, 2015