Appearances

Weds, Sept 20, 2017. I’ll be telling or reading a story at Le Poisson Rouge,  158 Bleecker Street, at 7:00 pm as part of the “Other Men Need Help” podcast/series launch. Aparna Nancherla, Isaac Oliver  (and others) will also join.

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Monday, May 25, 2015. I’ll be delivering the commencement address at my alma mater, Simon’s Rock, in Great Barrington, Ma. Details to follow.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015. I’ll be reading as part of an all-Alford program at Key City Public Theater, in Port Townsend, Washington. Details to follow.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015. I’ll be reading with Anthony Haden-Guest, Tanya Selvaratnam, and Susan Kirschbaum in the basement of Acme restaurant. Invitation here.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014. I’ll be reading at Andy Ross’s reading series, Real Characters, alongside Tim Carvell, Erin Barker, and Dale Radio, at McNally Jackson bookstore in Soho at 8 pm. Free.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014. I’ll be interviewing Sandra Tsing Loh about her new book, “Madwoman in the Volvo” at the Upper West Side Barnes and Noble at 7 pm

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Monday, March 10, 2014. Performing in Second Stage Theater’s anniversary benefit, a celebration of Annabelle Gurwitch’s new book, “I Can See You Made An Effort”, as the token male alongside luminaries Amy Brenneman, Gina Gershon, Tonya Pinkins, Annabella Sciorra, Alice Ripley. Jessica Hecht, Judy Gold, Saundra Santiago. 7 pm. Tickets: (212) 246-4422.

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Monday, November 12. Telling a story at the charity benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims, at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY. 7:30. $20. Other storytellers include Jonathon Ames, Amy Sohn, Elna Baker.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012. A fireside chat with NPR’s Korva Coleman, on the topic of civility in public discourse, as part of Howard County, Md.’s Choose Civility campaign. HCLS Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, Md. 6:30 pm.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012. Interview of actress Lisa Kudrow, at the New Yorker Festival. 10:00 pm, School of Visual Arts Theater, 333 W. 23rd St. $35.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012. Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gaithersburg, Md. Other featured authors include Buzz Bissinger, Larry Doyle, Judah Friedlander, Baratunde Thurston, Jen Lancaster, Madeline Miller, Eric Weiner, Jim Lehrer, Gary Krist, and Adam Hochschild.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Regulator Bookstore, Durham, NC. Reading and signing “Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012. 7:00 pm. KGB reading series, 85 E. 4th St. (btwn Bowery and 2nd Ave.) New York, NY. Reading from “Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?” The author’s sole New York City appearance.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012. Private event in Pasadena, CA, with Sandra Tsing Loh, Caitlin Flanagan, and The Atlantic Monthly editor Ben Schwartz.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012. Book Soup bookstore, Los Angeles. 6:00 pm. Reading of “Would It Kill You…”

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Monday, January 23, 2012. City Art lectures, in San Francisco, with Ayelet Waldman. Discussion of “Would It Kill You..”. Open to City Arts subscribers.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010. 92nd St. Y Senior Center, New York, N.Y. Discussion of “How to Live.”

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Friday, November 13, 2009. New Jersey Institute of Technology. Newark, NJ, at 1:00 pm. Talking to “Speaking, Thinking, Writing” students.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009. John Jay College, 899 10th Ave. (at 58th), Room 203, at noon. Discussion of “How to Live” for the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged.

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Friday, Sep. 18, 2009. Trinity College, Hartford, Ct. Giving a speech at the inauguration of International House. 4:00 p.m.

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-Monday, April 13, 2009. New York Public Library. “How to Live Dada”, with Andrei Codrescu and Mark Twain. 7:00 p.m. (Tickets necessary; order here.)

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-Tuesday, March 31, 2009. KGB Bar, with Gary Indiana and Doug Anderson.

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-Wednesday, March 25, 2009. Nashville Public Library. With Sandra Tsing Loh. 5:30 pm.

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-Wednesday, February 18, 2009. The New School. With Amanda Hesser, to celebrate Amanda’s new anthology of essays from the New York Times Magazine column, “Eat, Memory,” which I’m in. Also reading: Alex Prud’homme and Blue Hill chef Dan Barber.

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-Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Presented by The Thurber House in Columbus, OH., at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave. 7:30 pm.  Discussion and signing of “How to Live.”

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-Friday, January 30, 2009. 7:30. Kim Ricketts Book Events, interviewed by Warren Etheredge. Seattle, WA.

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-Thursday, January 29, 2009. 7:30 p.m. Elliott Bay Book Company. 101 S. Main St. Seattle, WA. Discussion and signing of “How to Live.”

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-Tuesday, January 27, 2009. 7:00 pm. Los Angeles Public Library, “Aloud” series. With Sandra Tsing Loh and her father, Eugene Loh. 630 W. 5th St. The event is free but tickets are required.

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-Monday, January 26, 2009. Books, Inc. 7:30 pm. 2251 Chestnut St. San Francisco, Ca. Discussion and signing of “How to Live.”

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-Monday, January 19, 2009. Regulator Bookshop. 720 Ninth St. Durham, NC. Discussion and signing of “How to Live,” much of which takes place in Durham.

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-Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Books & Books. Miami, Fla. 8:00 pm. 265 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables. Discussion and signing of “How to Live.”

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-Thursday, January 8, 2009. 7:00 pm. Barnes and Noble. 2289 Broadway (at 82nd St.) New York, N.Y. Discussion and signing of “How to Live.”