The mitten that launched a hundred memes! Vermont author and fiber artist Jen Ellis visits Gibson's Bookstore to talk about the mittens (yes, THOSE mittens that Bernie wore) that she made, and what lead her there, with Bernie's Mitten Maker: A Memoir.
Bernie’s Mitten Maker is a raw and honest account of the joy, stress, and shock of sudden internet fame. Told with captivating storytelling, this memoir explores the many roads that led to the Bernie Sanders mitten meme sensation that followed the 2021 presidential inauguration. Jen Ellis’s debut publication reads like an intimate conversation with an old friend. Vermont teacher, mother, and crafter, Ellis weaves the stories of her life together with humor and thoughtful insight. She shares her struggles with childhood trauma, infertility, and homophobia and shows us how crafting can build community and generosity can bring joy.
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