Mishka Shubaly Presents I SWEAR I'LL MAKE IT UP TO YOU in conversation with Tim Kreider and Zack Lipez

05/15/2016 - 7:00pm

This event takes place in our Brooklyn location.


An apology for choices Mishka Shubaly wasn’t sure he’d live long enough to regret, this fiercely honest, emotional, and self-laceratingly witty book is a story of family, heartbreak, violence, punk rock, brokenness, broke-ness, sex, love, loss, drinking, drinking, drinking, drinking, and an unlikely savior: distance running. I Swear I'll Make It Up to You is a memoir of a precocious young man trying to be good and failing (and failing, and failing)—until, one day, he succeeds.

Mishka Shubaly began drinking at 13 and college at 15. At 22, he received the Dean's Fellowship from the Master's Writing Program at Columbia University. Upon receiving his expensive MFA, he promptly moved into a Toyota minivan to tour the country nonstop as a singer-songwriter. At 32, he got sober and shortly thereafter began publishing a string of bestselling Kindle Singles through Amazon. His third solo album, Coward's Path, was released in 2015 on Invisible Hands Music.

Tim Kreider is an essayist and cartoonist. His most recent book is We Learn Nothing (Simon & Schuster). His cartoon, "The Pain--When Will It End?" ran for twelve years in the Baltimore City Paper and other alternative weeklies, and is archived at The Pain Comics. 

Zachary Lipez sings in the band Freshkills, tends bar in Brooklyn, and deejays all over New York City. His writing appears on Vol.1 Brooklyn and in Please Take Me Off the Guest List.

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I Swear I'll Make It Up to You: A Life on the Low Road Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781610395588
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: PublicAffairs - March 8th, 2016

An odyssey of family, heartbreak, violence, punk rock, brokenness, broke-ness, sex, love, loss, drinking, drinking, drinking, and an unlikely savior: distance running.

A misfit kid at the best of times, Mishka Shubaly had his world shattered when, in a twenty-four-hour span in 1992, he survived a mass shooting on his school's campus, then learned that his parents were gettin


We Learn Nothing: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439198711
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 9th, 2013

“Kreider locates the right simile and the pith of situations as he carefully catalogues humanity’s inventive and manifold ways of failing” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

In We Learn Nothing, satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider turns his funny, brutally honest eye to the dark truths of the human condition, asking big questions about human-size


Please Take Me Off the Guest List Cover Image
By Nick Zinner (Photographer), Zachary Lipez (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Stacy Wakefield (Designed by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781936070626
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Akashic Books - August 24th, 2010


"For those who've never had the opportunity to party like a rock star and felt like they were missing out, Please Take Me Off the Guest List' may very well smooth over those regrets."
--The New York Times T Magazine, Men's Fashion issue