Don’t miss Brenna Ehrlich, MTV senior writer/editor and co-creator of “Stuff Hipsters Hate.” She’ll be at WORD for the release of Placid Girl, her debut novel that has all the makings of a YA page-turner: you’ve got your bored teen, your dysfunctional parents, and your Catfish-style mystery surrounding said teen’s Internet relationship with her favorite punk musician, who disappeared long ago. Ehrlich will be joined by Jason Diamond (Vol. 1 Brooklyn), Caryn Rose (B-Sides and Broken Hearts) and Claire Beaudreault of the band Handjob Academy, who will all be telling tales about extreme fandom.
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).
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Today, speaking at our own Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Tom Wolfe was asked what aspect of contemporary New York life he’d like to see reported on more often. To which the famed author responded, with total earnestness, “I have never seen a profile of the hipster.”
Seriously, Tom? You’ve never seen a profile of a hipster? Clearly the Man in the White Suit hasn’t met the Gray Lady, having somehow missed the The Times‘s near weekly anthropological fascination with said species (see How I Became a Hipster, Caught in the Hipster Trap, and The Hipster in the Mirror for a quick primer).
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