Thursday, October 1, 2009

OCTOBER Book Events: New York

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An interesting mix this month. Some big author names like Audrey Niffenegger, Michael Chabon, Jhumpa Lahiri, Gore Vidal, Chuck Klosterman, and John Irving. BUT, you can also see the infamous Julie Andrews, Mario "AC Slater" Lopez, Andy Williams (he's still ALIVE??), Richard Belzer (SVU anyone?), and Paul Shaffer...yes, the obligatory musician sidekick of Dave Letterman.

And perhaps my most favorite...should you be a huge fan of Clueless, you're in luck—Alicia Silverstone and Wallace Shawn in the same month! Inconceivable!


10/1
Thursday
  • "Shootin' the Sh*t With Kevin Smith" Kevin Smith, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm
  • "The Financial Lives of the Poets" Jess Walter, B&N Tribeca, 7:00 pm
  • "Stardust" Joseph Kanon, B&N 86th & Lex, 7:00 pm
  • "In the Falling Snow" Caryl Phillips, McNally Jackson, 7:00 pm
10/5 Monday
  • "Her Fearful Symmetry" Audrey Niffenegger, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm
  • "Jhumpa Lahiri reads Mavis Gallant" Jhumpa Lahiri, McNally Jackson, 7:00 pm
10/6 Tuesday
  • "Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies" Julie Andrews, B&N Tribeca, 5:30 pm
  • "Wordy Shipmates" Sarah Vowell, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm
  • Launch Party for Poem Strip, Idlewild Books, 7:00 pm
  • "Spooner" Pete Dexter, B&N Lincoln Triangle, 7:30 pm
10/7 Wednesday
  • "Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son" Michael Chabon, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm
  • "Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth" David Alan Grier, B&N Tribeca, 7:00 pm
  • "Essays" Wallace Shawn, McNally Jackson, 7:00 pm
10/8 Thursday
  • "Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel" Jeannette Walls, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm
  • Launch Party for Best American Travel Writing 2009, Idlewild Books, 7:00 pm
10/9 Friday
  • "Good Eats: The Early Years" Alton Brown, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm
10/10 Saturday
  • "Family Affair" Caprice Crane, B&N Lincoln Triangle, 7:30 pm
10/12 Monday
  • "The Kind Diet" Alicia Silverstone, B&N Tribeca, 7:00 pm
10/13 Tuesday
  • "Moon River and Me" Andy Williams, B&N Lincoln Triangle, 7:30 pm
10/14 Wednesday
  • "Hell's Kitchen Homicide" Charles Kipps, B&N Tribeca, 7:00 pm
  • Launch Party for Tokyo Vice, Idlewild Books, 7:00 pm
  • "We'll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin' Show-biz Saga" Paul Shaffer, B&N Union Square, 7:30 pm
  • "Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife" Francine Prose, B&N Lincoln Triangle, 7:30 pm
10/15 Thursday
  • Scott Westerfeld, James Dashner, Michael Grant, Carrie Ryan, B&N 86th & Lex, 7:00 pm
  • "Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife" Francine Prose, McNally Jackson, 7:00 pm
  • "I Am Not a Psychic!" Richard Belzer, B&N Lincoln Triangle, 7:30 pm
  • "When You Reach Me" Rebecca Stead, WORD Brooklyn, 7:30 pm
10/16 Friday
  • "Mud Tacos" Mario Lopez, B&N Lincoln Triangle, 6:00 pm
10/19 Monday
  • "A Quiet Belief in Angels" R.J. Ellory, B&N Tribeca, 7:00 pm
  • "Mathilda Savitch" Victor Lodato, McNally Jackson, 7:00 pm
10/21 Wednesday
  • "Gore Vidal: Snapshots in History's Glare" Gore Vidal, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm
  • "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution" Richard Dawkins, B&N Tribeca, 7:00 pm
  • "Chronic City" Jonathan Lethem, McNally Jackson, 7:00 pm
10/22 Thursday
  • "I Am the New Black" Tracy Morgan, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm
  • "Mere Future" Sarah Schulman, McNally Jackson, 7:00 pm
10/23 Friday
  • "Chronic City" Jonathan Lethem, B&N 86th & Lex, 7:00 pm
10/26 Monday
  • "Eating the Dinosaur" Chuck Klosterman, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm
10/27 Tuesday
  • "Upstairs at the Square" Sherman Alexie, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm
  • "The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance" Elna Baker, B&N Tribeca, 7:00 pm
10/29 Thursday
  • "Last Night in Twister River" John Irving, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm
  • "The Story of Edward Sawtelle" David Wroblewski, B&N Lincoln Triangle, 7:30 pm

4 comments:

Salvatore said...

This is probably bad to say but I thought Gore Vidal was dead.

Thanh-Tam Candice said...

Maybe because his contemporary and rival, Norman Mailer, died in 2007?

Salvatore said...

I should know better because he did have a pretty funny role on 'The Simpsons' recently.

Jenners said...

What an embarrassment of riches!! Well, except for Mario Lopez.