Aug 11 2017
Sonya Huber reads from Pain Woman Takes Your Keys

Sonya Huber reads from Pain Woman Takes Your Keys

Presented by Nine Stories Books at Nine Stories Books

Rate your pain on a scale of 1 to 10. What about on a scale of spicy to citrus? Is it more like a lava lamp or a mosaic? Pain, though a universal element of human experience, is dimly understood and sometimes barely managed. Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System is a collection of literary and experimental essays about living with chronic pain. Sonya Huber moves away from a linear narrative to step through the doorway into pain itself, into that strange, unbounded reality. Although the essays are personal in nature, this collection is not a record of the author’s specific condition but an exploration that transcends pain’s airless and constraining world and focuses on its edges from wild and widely ranging angles.

Huber addresses the nature and experience of invisible disability, including the challenges of gender bias in our health care system, the search for effective treatment options, and the difficulty of articulating chronic pain. She makes pain a lens of inquiry and lyricism, finds its humor and complexity, describes its irascible character, and explores its temperature, taste, and even its beauty.

Admission Info


Phone: 412-347-8635

Dates & Times

2017/08/11 - 2017/08/11

Location Info

Nine Stories Books

5400 Butler Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PA 15201, Pittsburgh, PA 15201