Riding shotgun with the swashbuckling French Aristocrat Marquis de Lafayette across the frozen Valley Forge and bloody battlefields of the Palace de Versaillles, Sarah Vowell takes readers through an unconventional account of the American Revolution; in her unique, engaging style, the bestselling author reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus the reality of the war. You’ve see her as a guest on The Daily Show and heard her clever takes on history on This American Life – now see Vowell in person as she reads from Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.
See our column Word Up for more of this week’s book signings.
Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway (NoLIta).
The Dogist himself, Elias Weiss Friedman, will be talking with Stacie Grissom of the BarkPost newsletter about the release of The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs. The event is being held in celebration of the book’s release and in recognition of October being Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, so the ASPCA will be there, too, with a few furry friends in need of a home. Strand asks that you please keep your own pooch at home, but BarkBox will be on hand with all the materials you need to make a pup-friendly doggie bag to take home, so you don’t have to feel too bad about Fido missing out. Brews will be on hand from Radiant Pig Craft Beers, so buy a copy of The Dogist or a $15 gift card for admission and stop by Strand for a doggone good time.
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