Chloé Hilliard: National Book Tour (Special Event)

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Chloé Hilliard: National Book Tour
Monday, January 6, 2020 8:00 PM
Zanies: Chicago, Chicago, IL
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  • Ticket Price: $25.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Comedy
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
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Chloé Hilliard is a larger than life comedian. Well, that’s because she’s 6’1 and rocks a killer afro.  Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in a large Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, Chloé has spun her unique experiences into side splitting laughs.
Once you know how to tell a story you’re set for life. As a journalist-turn-comedian, Chloé Hilliard is entertaining the masses with her wit and ability to find the humor in everything.
 
For over ten years, Chloé was a culture/entertainment journalist, writing for The Village Voice, Essence, Vibe, King, and The Source.  For her expertise on Hip Hop culture she’s appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC News, Our World with Black Enterprise and C-Span. Her work has been featured in Best African American Essays: 2009.
 
She made her national TV debut on NBC’s smash hit “Last Comic Standing” and has since appeared on AXSTV’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” Tru TV’s”Almost Genius” and MTV’s “Acting Out.”

She is currently on tour promoting her new book: F*ck Your Diet, out in January 2020

Fans of Issa Rae and Phoebe Robinson will love this collection of laugh-out-loud funny and insightful essays that explore race, feminism, pop culture, and how society reinforces the message that we are nothing without the perfect body. 

By the time Chloé Hilliard was 12, she wore a size 12—both shoe and dress—and stood over six feet tall. Fitting in was never an option. That didn’t stop her from trying. Cursed with a “slow metabolism,” “baby weight,” and “big bones,”—the fat trilogy—Chloe turned to fad diets, starvation, pills, and workouts, all of which failed.

Realizing that everything—from government policies to corporate capitalism—directly impacts our relationship with food and our waistlines, Chloé changed her outlook on herself and hopes others will do the same for themselves.

The perfect mix of cultural commentary, conspiracies, and confessions, F*ck Your Diet pokes fun at the all too familiar, misguided quest for better health, permanent weight loss, and a sense of self-worth.