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UPDATE: This event is SOLD OUT. Note that we have sold 1,000 tickets to this event and will not be adding more. If you had previously signed up for the Waiting List and did not get a ticket, you will remain on the list and will be notified in the event that returns/cancellations open up a slot for you. If you did purchase a ticket, check your email for information about staggered time slots, parking, rules, etc.



This is a TICKETED Meet & Greet ONLY. There will be no seating or reading/program. One ticket includes one signed copy of XOXO, CODY and a professional photograph with Cody only. Note: no guests can come inside the building with you without a paid ticket purchased directly from Quail Ridge Books. All books will be pre-signed by Cody and will not be personalized. More information about events at Quail Ridge Books can be found here.



The beloved Peloton Instructor and Dancing with the Stars finalist chronicles his journey from small town North Carolina to New York City stardom in an empowering story that reveals his secret to success: not taking yourself—or life—too seriously.

Cody Rigsby has a lot of opinions: Kevin is the hottest Backstreet Boy; grape jelly is a crime against nature; if you wear flip-flops in New York City, you do not love yourself. But if there is one opinion—one truth—that he holds above all others, it’s that we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously. We shouldn’t let the fear of looking stupid, or messing up, or being judged, hold us back from living our best lives.

Cody didn't always believe this, though. In XOXO, Cody, he opens up about his journey to accepting himself, from growing up gay and poor in the South with a mom suffering from addiction to his migration to New York City, where he went from broke-ass dancer to fitness icon. He intimately details what it was like to lose both his father and best friend to addiction and how he began to repair his relationship with his mom as an adult. He recounts his time working at a night club on the Lower East Side and his decision to audition for Peloton on a whim even though he had never taught a fitness class before, and dishes about competing against Sporty Spice on Dancing with the Stars.

With raw and inspiring stories about learning how to handle the scary sh*t, interspersed with Q&As and Cody’s definitive rankings on everything from the best after-school snacks to the most frightening Mario Kart characters, XOXO, Cody is a bold and heartfelt reminder that sometimes laughing at yourself is the best medicine. Remember: It ain’t that deep, boo.



Adored fitness instructor CODY RIGSBY is a Peloton superstar. Rigsby is known for his witty humor, engaging storytelling, and pop-culture hot takes as well as his insight into relationships and his advocacy for self-love. He was the second runner-up on the thirtieth season of Dancing with the Stars, and he cohosted the GLAAD Media Awards. Rigsby has been the face of numerous brands, including Adidas, Capital One, Chobani, Therabody, Chipotle, and Gatorade. He has been profiled in the Los Angeles Times, People, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Vogue, GQ, Forbes, Vox, Us Weekly, and Time, and on Good Morning America. Rigsby lives in Brooklyn, New York.




Event date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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