The will host for a special Meet-the-Author program on Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. Hageman is the author of the recent memoir "Stripping Down." The program is free and open to the public.
After graduating from Trumbull High School in 1989, Sheila Hageman forged her mother's signature on a promissory note so she could start stripping at the age of 18.
She was eager to leave her minimum wage job at JC Penney for the promise of earning nearly $1000 week as an exotic dancer. The highs and lows of the next seven years spent both on stage and off are the focus of Stripping Down, an honest and eloquent memoir recently released from Pink Fish Press.
From the feeling of entering "a whole new world" on her first day to recurring bouts of depression and emotional abuse, Stripping Down is Hageman's story of opportunity, regret and growth.
Currently a multi-tasking wife and mother of three who blogs for The Huffington Post, Hageman received her MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College, CUNY.
She is a Yoga instructor and teaches writing at both Housatonic Community College and Kaplan University.
At the Stratford Library, Hageman will discuss her experiences and read selections from her memoir. Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase following the program.
Meet-the-Author: Sheila Hageman will be held in the Lovell Room of the Stratford Library on Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. For further information, call the library's Public Relations & Programming office at 203.385.4162 or visit: www.stratfordlibrary.org.