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).
Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion) hosts this monthly storytelling show, which invariably follows the same format. Goshko invites three top writers and storytellers to join her in sharing true, bizarre tales about their lives for ten minutes apiece. Four challenging trivia questions are asked, and one lucky audience member will receive a portion of “Sideshow Sauce” (aka a delectable bottle of Trader Joe’s vino). This particular evening’s line-up will include stories from Ryan Britt (The New York Times, Gotham Writers’ Workshop), David Crabb (The Moth,Bad Kid), and Gail Thomas (Funny or Die, Tribeca Film Festival).
It’s kind of appropriate that Leslie Goshko, a woman of Ukrainian heritage with an arsenal of anecdotes, hosts a monthly storytelling show at KGB Bar, the former socialist clubhouse for Soviet ex-pats. Tonight, Sideshow Goshko celebrates its fifth anniversary. More →