New podcast! Listen to Barbara Browning on what “queer” means as a literary genre, Laura Lee Gulledge on real-life inspiration for her graphic novel, Julie Klausner and Chris Gethard talking to Splitsider editor Adam Frucci about TV and the Internet, Native Tongue storyteller Musa Syeed on midwestern adolescent shame via video games, and Benjamin Hale on the intersection and divergence of fiction and film.
5 clips from mid-May Housing Works events in just 25 minutes, what a deal! Plus it’s a podcast, so it’s free and stuff (like most of our events).
How much fun was last night’s show? Thank you to Amy Poehler, and everyone who called in looking for an insight into their futures.
Excited to watch the episode once it’s online but in the meantime, come see Chris Gethard on a panel with Julie Klausner and Splitsider editor Adam Frucci tonight at 7, won’t you?
This Week at HWBC:
Then on Wednesday come help launch Laura Lee Gulledge’s new graphic novel Will & Whit, with a reading, music, video shorts, and door prizes.
Thursday, Splitsider presents Laugh Track: Unconventional Comedy Careers in the Internet Age, a panel with comedians Julie Klausner, Chris Gethard, and Dave Hill hosted by Splitsider founding editor Adam Frucci.
Friday the Moth StorySLAM returns to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, this time with the theme Envy. Tickets are $8 at the door.
Finally, our 30% off sale on art & design books continues through Friday!
BEST NEWS also Julie Klausner is excellent at titles; I Don’t Care About Your Band remains one of the greats.
"“I have to use up all three options?” Frank asked, after attempting to fuck all three choices on his first try. Klausner—her red bob sleek, her black dress low-cut—gave Frank a crash course in two of her specialties: Fuck/Marry/Kill protocol and young adult novels. Claudia Kishi of The Babysitters Club, she explained, was “quirky”; Jessica Wakefield, of Sweet Valley High, “alpha”; Margaret, of Are You There God?, “normal.” Under Klausner’s guidance, Frank wisely chose to kill Claudia, marry Jessica, and fuck Margaret."
Molly Fischer, Julie Klausner, and The Baffler all nailed it.
This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe! Enjoy a full slate of events before we take a break for the holiday party season; but don’t worry, the whole store is 10% off the entire month of December, and What the Dickens? A Christmas Carol reading is back and better than ever. All events are free and begin at 7pm unless otherwise specified.
- Tonight, we welcome The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who will tell us how to shun our possessions and live a better life. Sounds pretty good post–Black Friday, eh?
- Tomorrow we’re welcoming back The Baffler for "Ayn Rand: The Game Show" with Thomas Frank and Julie Klausner.
- Wednesday we’re super excited to be hosting the Bushwick Book Club as they celebrate Mark Twain in song. Guaranteed good times.
- And Thursday we host a discussion of Canada’s Polaris Prize with founder Steve Jordan and journalists Alan Light and Maura Johnston.
- We close at 6PM Friday, then this weekend is the Monthly Sale: 30% off storewide. We love you too.
Stuff We like
Little girl: I like books because they’re like the stories in my head … but better… and with more...
- ohmywalkers said:Gimme some recs for post-grad books, please! I'm looking for books about characters trying to figure out the Grown Up thing. I really loved Gayle Forman's Just One Day/Just One Year set, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.
This is such a good category of book! Though not a huge one. Here are a few of our favorites: