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BK: Group Reading with Jason Diamond, Chloe Caldwell, Morgan Jerkins, Danielle Henderson and Kat Kinsman

    01/26/2017 - 7:00pm

    This event takes place in our Brooklyn location.

    Join us for a celebration of new books and fantastic memoir/essay/literary nonfiction writers!

    Jason Diamond is the sports editor at Rollingstone.com and founder of Vol. 1 Brooklyn. His work has been published by The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Vulture, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Pitchfork, Esquire, Vice and many other outlets. He was born in Skokie, Illinois, but currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, his two cats and his dog named Max.  We are thrilled to announce the release of his first book, Searching for John Hughes, which you can order a signed copy of here.

    Chloe Caldwell is the author of the essay collection I’ll Tell You in Person (Coffee House/Emily Books, 2016), the novella, WOMEN (Short Flight/Long Drive, 2014) and the essay collection Legs Get Led Astray (Future Tense Books, 2012).  She teaches creative nonfiction writing in New York City and online, and resides in Hudson.

    Morgan Jerkins is a contributing editor at Catapult and a Book of the Month judge. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue, The New York Times, The Atlantic, ELLE, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and BuzzFeed, among many others. She has contributed to Book Riot and Michigan Quarterly Review, and has been a Blog Editor for Side B Magazine. She is also an Assistant Agent at Fuse Literary.   Her debut essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing, is forthcoming from Harper Perennial.

    Danielle Henderson writes about film, television, and pop culture through the lens of race, gender, and class. She is a TV writer (HBO's Divorce, Difficult People), freelance writer, and a former editor and staff writer for Rookie.  A book based on her popular website, Feminist Ryan Gosling, was released by Running Press in August 2012; you can still buy it, and you probably should. Her memoir, The Ugly Cry, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2018. 

    Kat Kinsman is the senior food and drinks editor at Time Inc.’s Extra Crispy, former editor at large and editor in chief of Tasting Table, founding editor of CNN’s Eatocracy and former editor and writer for CNN Living. She’s a frequent public speaker and on-air commentator on the topics of food, drinks and mental health, and started the website chefswithissues.com to provide resources for restaurant workers in crisis. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and various animals. 

    RSVP is encouraged but not required.  Seats and standing room are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching '80s Movies Cover Image
    $15.99
    ISBN: 9780062424839
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: William Morrow & Company - November 29th, 2016

    For all fans of John Hughes and his hit films such as National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Home Alone, comes Jason Diamond's hilarious memoir of growing up obsessed with the iconic filmmaker's movies--a preoccupation that eventually convinces Diamond he should write Hughes' biography and travel to New York City on a quest that is as funny as it is hopeles


    I'll Tell You in Person Cover Image
    $16.95
    ISBN: 9781566894531
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Coffee House Press - October 4th, 2016

    Praise for Chloe Caldwell:

    "I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting. It's as intense and interesting and clear-hearted as they come."--Cheryl Strayed

    "I'll read anything Chloe Caldwell writes. She's a rare bird: fearless, dark, prolific, unpretentious, and truly honest."--Elisa Albert


    Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory (as Imagined) from Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude Cover Image
    $12.95
    ISBN: 9780762447367
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Running Press Book Publishers - August 14th, 2012


    What started as a silly way for blogger Danielle Henderson and her classmates to keep track of the feminist theorists they were studying in class quickly turned into an overnight sensation. Since its launch in October 2011, the Feminist Ryan Gosling blog has close to 30,000 followers and more than 3 million page views per month.


    Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves Cover Image
    $25.99
    ISBN: 9780062369680
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Dey Street Books - November 15th, 2016

    Joining the ranks of such acclaimed accounts as Manic, Brain on Fire, and Monkey Mind, a deeply personal, funny, and sometimes painful look at anxiety and its impact from writer and commentator Kat Kinsman.