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BK: Rachel Khong presents GOODBYE, VITAMIN with Isaac Fitzgerald

    07/11/2017 - 7:00pm

    This event will take place in our Brooklyn store.

    Goodbye, Vitamin is the story of thirty-year- old Ruth, freshly disengaged from her fiancé and finding life wanting—not quite what she’d planned. She quits her job and moves back to her parents’ home to help with her ailing father, only to find things more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and only erratically lucid; her mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father’s condition intensifies, the comedy and love and hope in her situation take hold, gently transforming her grief. On the surface, Goodbye, Vitamin is a deft portrait of the moments, rhythms and minutiae that make up everyday life; at its core, it is a profound reflection on love and family, redemption and forgiveness, and our very deepest connections.

    Rachel Khong grew up in Southern California, and holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Florida. From 2011 to 2016, she was the managing editor then executive editor of Lucky Peach magazine. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Tin House, Joyland, American Short Fiction, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, and California Sunday. She lives in San Francisco. Goodbye, Vitamin is her first novel.

    Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He is the editor of BuzzFeed Books and co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes). More at

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    Goodbye, Vitamin Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781250109163
    Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
    Published: Henry Holt & Company - July 11th, 2017

    A young woman returns home to care for her failing father in this fine, funny, and inescapably touching debut, from an affecting and wonderfully original new literary voice

    Lucky Peach All about Eggs: Everything We Know about the World's Most Important Food Cover Image
    ISBN: 9780804187756
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - April 4th, 2017

    A handbook, a cookbook, an eggbook: this quasi-encyclopedic ovarian overview is the only tome you need to own about the indispensable egg.

    Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781632861214
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 18th, 2016

    Chefs take their tattoos almost as seriously as their knives. From gritty grill cooks in backwoods diners to the executive chefs at the world's most popular restaurants, it's hard to find a cook who doesn't sport some ink.

    Pen & Ink: Tattoos & the Stories Behind Them Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781620404904
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - October 7th, 2014

    Every tattoo tells a story, whether the ink is meaningful or the result of a misguided decision made at the age of fourteen, representative of the wearer's true self or the accidental consequence of a bender. These most permanent and intimate of body adornments are hidden by pants legs and shirttails, emblazoned on knuckles, or tucked inside mouths.