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Recklass @The Bureau- light, laughter & love… oh, and food!

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Join noted author and poet Anna Dunn as they dive into a Recklass Conversation with author Scottie Jeanette Madden, (Getting Back To Me – from girl to boy to woman in just fifty years) about her new book Recklass in The Kitchen – a year of light, laughter & love… oh, and food! The conversation will get into cooking from the heart while living life with all of it’s strange and wonderful and sometimes heart breaking complexities as Mrs. Madden shares an intimate look into the last year of a 32-year love story & queer marriage. It’s an inspiring rollercoaster of an evening that includes a Q&A, reception, and book signing with author Scottie Jeannette. You won’t want to miss this one.

Copies of Recklass in the Kitchen will be available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!


Scottie Jeanette, born Scott James, didn’t make it easy on herself. Like many late-stage trans women, Scottie had created one helluva guy. Everything in her life screamed “Alpha Male.” With over 30 years in television production, no one knew that Scottie, a top survival showrunner who lead über-male productions into the world’s most dangerous spots, was engaged in a lifelong battle for her soul. despite rising through the ranks of production to become writer, director and showrunner AND a marriage of 26 years. She put all of this on the line when she wrote “Getting Back To Me” from girl to boy to woman in just fifty years. She left behind “male privilege” to embrace truth, grace and womanhood. Her gut-wrenching journey of love, acceptance and honesty was the ultimate survival show. Scottie is an advocate, activist and educator and currently serves on the DTLA Proud advisory board and the Trans*Panel Trust for Kaiser Permanente Transgender Health Initiative. and Her TED Talk “What would my Father Say?” is being used by counselors and therapists for those suffering from Gender Dysphoria and their families.


Anna Dunn is a freelance editor, as well as a food and crime fiction writer. She was born in Western Massachusetts and greatly appreciates Bruce Springsteen, rescue pups, mezcal, and Murder She Wrote. Early on her mother threw the television out when Anna let it slip that she aspired to be Magnum P.I. when she grew up. Ever since Anna has lead a successful career in cracking crimes of the imagination. She is the co-author of two cookbooks, Dinner at the Long Table and Saltie: A cookbook as well as Editor In Chief of Diner Journal, an independent food, art and literature magazine which she has edited since its inception in 2006. Most nights you can find her mixing cocktails at Roman’s in Fort Greene, Brooklyn or tucked away above Marlow & Sons, collecting recipes and art work for a forthcoming issue. For at least twenty minutes every day she is hard at work on her first crime fiction novel and/or concentrating on her breathing.


November 14, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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