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Memoir Monday: Featuring Readings by Garrard Conley, Lane Moore, and Tracey Lynn Lloyd — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger

Memoir Monday: Featuring Readings by Garrard Conley, Lane Moore, and Tracey Lynn Lloyd — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger

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Memoir Monday is a collaboration between Narratively, Catapult, Tin House, The Rumpus, Granta, Guernica, and Longreads to bring the very best first-person writing together in a weekly newsletter and a monthly reading series! This month’s readers include: Garrard Conley, Lane Moore, and Tracey Lynn Lloyd — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger

NYC Book Launch Forever Nerdy:  Living My Dorky Dreams and Staying Metal  by Brian Posehn

NYC Book Launch Forever Nerdy: Living My Dorky Dreams and Staying Metal by Brian Posehn

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The New York launch of legendary actor, writer and comedian Brian Posehn’s (Mr. Show, The Sarah Silverman Program) first memoir. Forever Nerdy is a collection of stories from his life that amount to a celebration of growing up nerdy and different. Brian, now middle-aged with a wife, child, and thriving career, still feels like an outsider and is as big a nerd as ever. But that’s okay, because in his five decades of nerdom he’s discovered that the key to happiness is not growing up. You can be a nerd forever and still become a beloved comedian, writer, and actor. Or, as Brian introduces himself, “a mildly successful, not-so-widely known stand-up comic, writer, and actor mostly known for playing weirdos and half-wits in sitcoms.”

Dumbo Lit Book Club: Educated by Tara Westover

Dumbo Lit Book Club: Educated by Tara Westover

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It’s a new year – now’s the time to start checking books off your to-read list! Join us in the Dumbo Lit Book Club, where we’ll be reading the acclaimed memoir Educated by Tara Westover. Named one of the top ten books of the year by the New York Times, it follows her coming of age in a remote Mormon community and then leaving to see the wider world through formal education.

Book Launch: Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien” by Jeremy Smith

Book Launch: Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien” by Jeremy Smith

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The part true-life thriller, part tell-all about a female hacker (alias “Alien”) who tests the security of banks, governments, the military, the media, hospitals and prisons by day and drives her two kids around in the family station wagon at night. Alien is an MIT graduate who went from breaking and entering buildings and computer networks to building her own 30-person cybersecurity firm, which she now runs as CEO. This book, written by her friend and journalist Jeremy Smith, tells the exciting story of being on the front lines of the scary and exciting world of hacking.

Book Launch: I Refuse for the Devil to Take My Soul: Inside Cook County Jail by Lili Kobielski

Book Launch: I Refuse for the Devil to Take My Soul: Inside Cook County Jail by Lili Kobielski

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In late 2015, Lili Kobielski began taking portraits of inmates at the Cook County Jail in Chicago. Working in collaboration with Narratively and the Vera Institute of Justice with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, she began documenting the prevalence of mental illness among inmates at Cook County Jail in an effort to humanize the reality of mass incarceration in this country, often of its most vulnerable citizens.

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