Thursday, September 11, 2014
Reviving Memories of Our Event with Chuck Palahniuk, Monica Drake, and Chelsea Cain Last Year--Chelsea Cain is Coming Back, Pat Rothfuss is Our UWM Guest, and Palahniuk Has a New Book.
Last year we had the great honor to host Chuck Palahniuk at the UWM Union. It was a great show filled with beach balls, glow sticks, laughs, and horrors, with great special guest stars Chelsea Cain and Monica Drake. Since you were one of our attendees, we thought you would want to know what our guests are up to this year.
Chuck Palahniuk’s got a new book out on October 21 called Beautiful You. It’s about a lonely law firm associate named Penny Harrigan who finds herself being wined and dined by a millionaire socialite and playboy, C. Linus Maxwell. Why does he have any interest in her? Could it be he is testing a line of sex toys, so powerful that it will cause women to leave men in droves? It’s a possibility. Publishers Weekly writes "Palahniuk continues to push limits in this satire of sex and consumerism... His cheeky wit is at its best in this grotesque novel; his semi-erotic writing is efficacious and there are some downright beautiful scenes."
Mr. Palahniuk is not touring Milwaukee this year, but we did get a giant inflatable banana to promote the book. You can hold a copy (of the book Beautiful You, not the banana) at the Boswell Books website, boswellbooks.com.
That said, we are very excited to welcome the return of Chelsea Cain, also featured at Palahniuk’s event. She’ll be at Boswell on Tuesday, September 16 for a free event promoting her new series, One Kick, starring Kick Lannigan, a woman who was abducted and held captive between the ages of six and eleven. She’s just the person to help other abducted children and her first case is a doozy. No advance registration for this one. Should be fun!
I also wanted to let you know that we do have a follow up event at the UWM Union this fall. On Friday, October 31 (yes, that’s Halloween), we’ll be hosting the great Patrick Rothfuss, for his first Milwaukee event in over five years. You know him from The Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear; his new release is The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a novella. Tickets will be $22 and include all taxes and fees and a copy of the new book. This event is co-sponsored by the UWM Bookstore. We should have tickets on the Brown Paper Tickets website around September 15. Just search “Boswell Rothfuss” and that should lead you to the page for sales.
A new Palahniuk, a return visit from Chelsea Cain, a rare appearance from Pat Rothfuss—how can this not be a great fall?
Posted by Daniel Goldin at 3:50 PM