Friday, August 04, 2006

Funny book recommendation: Wendy Spero's Microthrills



I reviewed Wendy Spero's Microthrills for BUST and absolutely fell in love with it. Go read it now! And also come see Wendy when she's in town. I'll be interviewing her soon for Small Spiral Notebook too. What I really loved is that her humor is so honest and comes from her life and isn't trying to be anything. It's not over-the-top or wannabe hipster; sometimes it's dorky, sometimes it's sweet, sometimes it's a little conniving, but at its core it's about finding her way in the world and appreciating the little moments, as bizarre as they may be. There are even photos to illustrate everything from her bat mitzvah to her stuffed animal collection, and whether she's writing about shopping for a winter coat, her deceased father, or her knife-selling stint, she lets the reader inside into a glimpse of her addled but always-on mind.

Wendy will be performing and I highly recommend catching her live (but do read the book too, I think you'll like it a lot):

Friday, August 04, 2006, 07:00 PM
Dutton's Beverly Hills - book reading
447 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tel: (310) 281-0997

Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 07:30 PM
Barnes & Noble - book reading
The Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525 0270

Thursday, August 10, 2006, 08:00 PM
Comedy Central Stage - book party, live music, food, strange home videos
The Hudson Theater
6539 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, California 90038
Book party and reading.
With music by Candypants.
Call for reservations
(323) 960 5519

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 07:00 PM
Barnes & Noble - book reading
674 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(212) 727 1227

Thursday, August 17, 2006, 07:30 PM
Mo Pitkins - book reading, live music, food
Mo Pitkins House of Satisfaction.
34 Ave A
(212) 777 5661
music by The Hazzards.

Monday, August 28, 2006, 10:00 PM
Eating It - Live Comedy Show - GREAT comedian line-up
Outdoors on the Hudson River. Doors open at 6:45pm
Rain or shine. Fully covered stage area with plenty of seating.
Cheap drinks and delicious food at the Tiki Hut bar/restaurant.
Pier 63 is at West 23rd St and The West Side Highway
Enter just to the right of Basketball City.
Look for the giant frying pan with our sign out front.
Admission $8 cash only at door. No drink minimum.
For venue info call 212-989-6363 or visit
Ages 18 and over

Wednesday, September 06, 2006, 07:30 PM
The Warren Report - live interview
The Carnegie Library
2026 NW Market St, 2nd FL
Seattle, WA 98107
Thursday, September 07, 2006, 07:00 PM
Pretty Parlor - Swivel reading, Egyptian singers, and clogging!
Pretty Parlor -
119 Summit Ave
Seattle, WA
206 405 cute

Friday, September 08, 2006, 07:30 PM
Powells - book reading
1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 228 4651

Saturday, September 09, 2006, 07:00 PM
Reading Frenzy - book reading
921 SW Oak Street
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 274 1449

Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 07:30 PM
Books Inc - book reading
2275 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 931 3633


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