Sure, making home videos of yourself—and getting a nice paycheck for it when you’re only in high school—sounds like a pretty sweet gig, but what does it take to be a Really Professional Internet Person? She might be only 19, but famous YouTuber Jenn McAllister, aka JennxPenn, is uniquely qualified to tell you. In her new insider’s guide she gives tips for building a successful channel and also divulges some personal info about what it’s like to experience insta-fame while surviving high school. The book features top ten lists, photos, screenshots, social media posts and never-before-posted stories about her transition from shy middle schooler to teen sensation.
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).