Envious of those sophisticates at the bar, sipping their bourbon on the rocks while you could never could find a brand you liked? Spirits expert Fred Minnick wants to introduce you to your whiskey match made in heaven at the release of his new guide, Bourbon Curious. Applying the same tasting principles he uses to teach his classes at the Kentucky Derby Museum, Minnick takes readers through an interactive tasting journey that promises to help the mixologically-challenged select the right bourbons based on their flavor preferences. He’ll be sharing his expertise at a guided tasting celebrating the release of his book.
Robert Goolrick’s most recent novel, The Fall of Princes, finds retired 1980s ad man Rooney writing his memoir after an era of American Psycho-style unrepentant debauchery and greed (but without the murdering). Join the author for a discussion with the undeniably fabulous author and actress Joan Juliet Buck. (She played Madame Elisabeth Brassart in Julie & Julia and wrote an essay about being intimidated by Nora Ephron during the audition, and she’s written for a bunch of fancy publications, including Vogue, W, and The New Yorker.) And Algonquin’s publisher Elisabeth Scharlatt will be there, too.
Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway (Noho).