October 12, 2015

Jenny Lawson spoke about her book, Furiously Happy, at Politics & Prose on Monday, October 12, 2015.

Lawson’s popular, irreverent web presence has earned her a Nielson-rating as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Mom Bloggers, and her Bloggess is one of the Forbes Top 100 Websites for Women. Lawson is very funny in any format, as she proved in her first memoir, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, which recounted her childhood as the daughter of a taxidermist. Her follow-up puts a similar lighthearted spin on more challenging material: her struggles with anxiety and depression.

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ISBN: 9781250077028
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 7th, 2017

March 24, 2015

Brian Adams and John Mathiasspoke about their book, Party Like a President, at Busboys and Poets Brookland on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Parties are part of history, too, and Abrams, journalist for Mental Floss and High Times, as well as author of And Now…an Oral History of “Late Night with David Letterman” 1982-1993, has teamed up with Mathias, an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer who has contributed to The Lowbrow Reader and publications including The Washington Post and Tablet, for a colorful look at how our Chief Executives have kicked back. Washington liked his Madeira, Grant liked liquor in general. The author has done his homework and reports on “vitamin” shots and pills; the artist has dreamt up vivid caricatures and cartoons to dramatize events he couldn’t attend. The two have also gathered forty-four cocktail recipes—try these at home. They are in conversation with Alexandra Petri, columnist for the Washington Post.

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By Brian Abrams, John Mathias (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761180845
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - February 10th, 2015

March 5, 2015

Dave Barry spoke about his book, Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster), at Politics & Prose on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

The latest advice from Barry, Pulitzer-winning columnist, humorist, and novelist, is culled from his many years as a parent, traveler, and Florida resident. In essays addressed to his daughter and to a new grandson, Barry discusses the state of the world today—highlights of which include soccer in Brazil and mayhem in Russia—and reminisces about a time before Google Glass and casual Fridays.

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ISBN: 9780399165955
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 3rd, 2015

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ISBN: 9780425280140
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 6th, 2016