Book Launch: The Unquotable Trump by R. Sikoryak

Book Launch: The Unquotable Trump by R. Sikoryak

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

The Unquotable Trump is the hugest comic, truly a great comic. And this will be a big league event—not to be missed!

25% of net proceeds from The Unquotable Trump will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Offsite Book Launch: Everything is Awful by Matt Bellassai

Offsite Book Launch: Everything is Awful by Matt Bellassai

OFFSITE EVENT @ THE GREEN SPACE IN SOHO, NEW YORK!

From the break-out star of BuzzFeed and the People’s Choice Award-winning comedian behind the web series “Whine About It” and “To Be Honest” comes a collection of hilariously anguished essays chronicling awful moments from his life so far, the humiliations of being an adult, and other little indignities.

Book Launch: The Storm Before the Storm by Mike Duncan

Book Launch: The Storm Before the Storm by Mike Duncan

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

The creator of the massively popular, award-winning podcast series “The History of Rome” brings to life the story of Rome’s unrivaled domination of the known world and the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Republic.

NYC Book Launch Party: wd~50: The Cookbook by Wylie Dufresne — in conversation w/ Anthony Bourdain

NYC Book Launch Party: wd~50: The Cookbook by Wylie Dufresne — in conversation w/ Anthony Bourdain

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NYC Book Launch Party for wd~50: The Cookbook by Wylie Dufresne — in conversation with Anthony Bourdain!

​Followed by a book signing, drinks, and food by Fuku, OddFellows Ice Cream Co. & Du’s Donuts.

Book Launch: Funeral Platter by Greg Ames — in conversation w/ Josh Radnor

Book Launch: Funeral Platter by Greg Ames — in conversation w/ Josh Radnor

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Funeral Platter, Ames’s kaleidoscopic follow-up to his award-winning novel Buffalo Lockjaw, might be the literary offspring of Etgar Keret and Amelia Gray we did not know we wanted. Ames manages to locate humor everywhere—from the absurd rituals of courtship to the burdens of American manhood to the bizarre things we do out of familial love. Ames playfully ducks expectations offering a fun house world where your parents spend their retirement cheerfully caged and your sister cuddles up each night with the burnt log she named Marilyn.

Book Launch: Go Back to Where You Came From by Sasha Polakow-Suransky

Book Launch: Go Back to Where You Came From by Sasha Polakow-Suransky

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Go Back to Where You Came From shows how even established, mature democracies are susceptible to majoritarianism and illiberalism. Unprecedented population shifts like the Syrian refugee crisis and extremist rhetoric about immigration could lead countries like the United States, France, and the Netherlands into a backslide — destroying protections for minorities, eroding government institutions, and a watering down rule of law.

Book Launch: L'Appart by David Lebovitz

Book Launch: L'Appart by David Lebovitz

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz’s L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home is both an escapist delight and easy to digest—a timeless Parisian story tempered by small, sardonic spoonfuls of reality.

Book Launch: Kids These Days by Malcolm Harris — in conversation w/ Maureen O'Connor

Book Launch: Kids These Days by Malcolm Harris — in conversation w/ Maureen O'Connor

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

KIDS THESE DAYS is millennial Malcolm Harris’s groundbreaking investigation into why his generation is poorer, more medicated, and more precariously employed than his parents’ or grandparents’.

OFFSITE: frogNY Presents: Design is Storytelling by Ellen Lupton

OFFSITE: frogNY Presents: Design is Storytelling by Ellen Lupton

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Ellen Lupton will discuss her new book, demonstrating how storytelling shapes great design and exploring the psychology of visual perception from a narrative point of view. Some of the questions Ellen poses in the book include: How do vision and language interact with taste and smell? How is a joke like a trainwreck? What does a Nina Simone song taste like? How does design make us feel and do?

Red Ink Series: SILENCE, hosted by Michele Filgate with Gayle Brandeis, Alexis Okeowo, Rene Denfeld, Alisson Wood and T Kira Madden

Red Ink Series: SILENCE, hosted by Michele Filgate with Gayle Brandeis, Alexis Okeowo, Rene Denfeld, Alisson Wood and T Kira Madden

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Red Ink is a quarterly series curated and hosted by Michele Filgate. This dynamic series focuses on women writers, past and present. Red Ink makes one think of vitality, blood, the monthly cycle, correcting history, and making a mark on the world. The next discussion, “Silence,” will feature Rene Denfeld (The Child Finder), Gayle Brandeis (The Art of Misdiagnosis), Alexis Okeowo (A Moonless, Starless Sky), T. Kira Madden (No Tokens and Guernica), and Alisson Wood (The New York Times, Catapult, and Pigeon Pages). Co-sponsored by Literary Hub.

Book Launch: Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian — in conversation w/ Molly Prentiss

Book Launch: Motherest by Kristen Iskandrian — in conversation w/ Molly Prentiss

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Kristen Iskandrian’s stunning debut, MOTHEREST, is a vivid literary novel that redefines our notions of motherhood, family, and friendship.

Book Launch: The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah by Adam Valen Levinson

Book Launch: The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah by Adam Valen Levinson

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

After graduating from college and spending a summer speaking only Arabic, Adam Valen Levinson lands in Abu Dhabi as a program coordinator for NYU Abu Dhabi. From this base, Valen Levinson embarks on what becomes a compulsive experiment: in the next 534 days, he’ll visit thirteen countries—including Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan—pushing against “the hypothesis that had been worded for [him] on September 11: you can’t go there.”

Book Launch: The Book of Formation by Ross Simonini — in conversation w/ Katherine Hill

Book Launch: The Book of Formation by Ross Simonini — in conversation w/ Katherine Hill

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Join POWERHOUSE as we launch Ross Simonini’s The Book of Formation, the stunning debut of a new literary talent, and a fascinating take on the cult of personality: about celebrities need to destroy and recreate themselves to stay relevant, public personalities coming to belong to everyone, and about our need to see everyone as a kind of celebrity.