The powerfully vivid words of Joseph Green are beautifully brought to life in vibrant color with illustrations inked by Sydney Long in this 3-part poetic memoir.
Green depicts his journey from a shy teenage boy to a man who must face harsh truths, all while trying to summon the strength to be vulnerable. Talk Ugly encourages readers to create a dialogue about the toll of suffering and the beauty of generational healing.
Takoma Books is proud to offer a limited run of first edition copies of Talk Ugly. Each first edition pre-order copy will be numbered and signed by the author, giving readers not only a fabulous collection of poetry, but a rare piece of history.
If you are interested in hosting holistic conversations, you may also visit LMSvoice.com to access the Talk Ugly Discussion Guide, a companion piece designed for parents and professionals to facilitate healthy dialogue.
*Talk Ugly is recommended for ages 12 and up, as it discusses themes such as mental illness, self harm, drug use and suicide.
Joseph Green is a professional storyteller, award-winning spoken word artist, educator, narrative disruptor, and person in sustained recovery. He advocates for and inspires those overcoming the disease of substance-use disorder through his keynote speeches and workshops, and has spoken and moderated at events organized by: The White House, SAMHSA, Mobilize Recovery, Crossroads Treatment Centers, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Google, and Harvard Kennedy School’s Recovery Advocacy Project Organizing Institute, among many other recovery organizations.
As Chief Executive Officer of LMSvoice, an educational consulting and production company, Joseph and his team create curriculum, innovative storytelling practices, and emotionally-charged visual content to restore humanity in all the spaces we occupy.
Green is currently featured in the documentary, Tipping the Pain Scale, a film focused on the systemic failures and possible solutions for those struggling with substance use disorder and our country's epidemic of pain.
The much anticipated release of Joseph Green's debut graphic novel is approaching. Pre-order your copy now.
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