I love reading to people, talking to strangers, telling stories, and fielding questions on various matters with a comforting air of quasi-authority. So please invite me to your reading series or other event, and get the cane, or cattle prod, or trapdoor under the stage, or whatever, ready!
Right now, I’m beyond excited about a whole bunch of upcoming Drinking With Men events! I’ll be reading, signing, shmoozing, and occasionally shaking up cocktails all over New York and around the country.
Tuesday, January 29th: It’s the big NYC launch party for my book Drinking With Men! I will be introduced by the incomparable Jami Attenberg, and it’s happening at Greenpoint’s Word bookstore. Later, we’re gonna go just a few doors away to Shayz to drink and talk some more. WORD, 126 Franklin St., Brooklyn. 7:00 p.m. Facebook RSVP recommended.
Wednesday, February 6th: Co-presented by my own beloved South bar and Park Slope’s very own Community Bookstore, I’ll be reading in my natural habitat– the bar. The good people of South will be offering a special: A pint of Guinness and a shot of Jameson for $7! And the good people of Community will have books available for purchase and signing. South 629 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn. 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 7th: I’m thrilled to return to Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg, where I’ll be reading with the very excellent Ben Schrank. Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn. 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12th: I haven’t forgotten you, Manhattan! Come hear me read with Christopher Bollen and Jason Diamond at 2A in the East Village. 25 Avenue A, Manhattan. I’ll post the time and other details ASAP.
Friday, February 15th: Chicago! What could be better than reading from a book about bars in a bookshop with a bar built into it? (Rhetorical question). Reading and signing at The Book Cellar 4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19th: Bay Area! The legendary Tosca is my favorite bar in San Francisco, and I get to read there with Robin Ekiss. It’s part of the Litquake Literary Festival. Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco. 7:00 p.m. Suggested $5 donation. More details here.
Sunday, February 24th: Boston! I’m reading at Brookline Booksmith. And if you buy a book at the event, you’ll get a free beer ticket! Join us after the reading at Hops n’Scotch (the event’s co-host) for drinks and conversation. Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline. 4:00 p.m.
More event listings coming soon!
Wednesday, October 24: HOLY DOROTHY PARKER! I can hardly believe this really happened, but: I read from Drinking With Men, solo at THE LEGENDARY, HISTORIC ALGONQUIN HOTEL! The event was part of the “Penguin Previews at the Roundtable” series. I mixed up some cocktails, too, and had an all-around dreamy evening. More info here.
Thursday, October 11: I was honored to participate in a tribute to Kingsley Amis at Housing Works, in celebration of the re-release of two of his novels, Lucky Jim and The Old Devils, by New York Review of Books Classics.
Wednesday, September 12: Kicking off Lit Crawl NYC, I talked to the truly delightful Christopher Buckley about his hilarious new novel They Eat Puppies, Don’t They? at Le Poisson Rouge. We drank martinis, naturally, and swapped stories about our dads.
Thursday, May 31: I was in the glorious Green Mountain State reading from Drinking With Men at a benefit for the Vermont Folklife Center. (Did you know I once wanted to be a folklorist? And that I lived in Vermont? See how this all comes together?) They called it “An Evening With Rosie Schaap,” which sounds so terribly grand.