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Book Release and Reading: Brenna Ehrlich’s “Placid Girl”

tumblr_nq3z51XZ7i1qzj1h3o1_500Don’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.

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Talks and Readings: Bourbon Guru, Top-Notch Poets, and a Professional Internet Person

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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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