Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 pm (note time):
Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things.
Jenny Lawson's second collection, Furiously Happy is the follow-up to Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) is winning raves everywhere. Megan Lewis wrote of Furiously Happy in her A-rated Entertainment Weekly review: "We’re living in an era of bestselling books by female comedians. Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling and Amy Poehler dominated with their memoirs — and rightfully so. But Lawson’s book needs no lovable, familiar face on the front cover. While she doesn’t have the advantage of fame backing her book, this comes with a major perk—she has no boundaries. Where Fey, Kaling and Poehler have acting careers to think about, Lawson can only benefit from taking it a step further. She’s unapologetic, candid, outrageous, and the book reaches new levels of hilarity because of it."
Don't forget, our event with The Bloggess, Jenny Lawson, is free, but we will close the doors to the general public if we reach capacity, which is a little bit over 300 people. If you've already bought a book from us and got your early line letter, please come earlier to make sure you get in. I would suggest showing up by 6 pm, but of course I have no idea what the actual turnout will be. Please note that this is not a ticketed event. What you have gotten is an early slot on the signing line. Do I think we are going to reach capacity? I do not. But it's important to send out this warning anyway.
For folks who haven't bought books from us, Lawson will sign copies of her books from anywhere. You can pick up your line letter for the event any time after 4. But please note once again that this is not your guarantee into the event. In the event that we reach capacity, the store will close to the public until the talk is over and the signing begins.
But here's the good side of that. Unlike several of our events we've had of late, there are very few restrictions, Can you have memorabilia signed? I don't know what Jenny Lawson memorabilia there is floating about, but if you have it, you can bring it. Can you take a photo? Yes. Can you get your book personalized? Yes? Can you ask her to write some complicated note or other? Yes, but when we're doing sticky notes, we'll ask for personalization only and leave the rest up to you.
And reading about her earlier signings, it sounds like bringing gifts is okay too.