Come to the Shit Rough Drafts launch and take rad pictures like this. The pencil is mightier than the dude. But you knew that!
New York City. Tumblr and Chronicle Books invite you to the release party for the Shit Rough Drafts book!
Featuring stories of shitty drafts by:
James Folta (McSweeney’s, Esquire)
Melinda Taub (Author of Still Star-Crossed, contributor to The Onion News Network and Billy on the Street)
Andy Ross (The Onion News Network, MAD Magazine, host of Real Characters)
Bob Powers (Author of Happy Cruelty Day, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, host of Steamboat)
And MC Tim Manley (author of Alice in Tumblr-land)
April 24th at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn
TUMBLR and New York City! This is tomorrow night in Brooklyn at Powerhouse Arena at 7. Please come and party like animals. There will be free drinks and hysterical readings.
Please join us to celebrate 100 issues of Recommended Reading on Monday, April 28 at 6:30pm at the James Cohan Gallery in NYC. Tickets are going fast! Purchase yours here.
Not in NYC? Experience “Card Tricks,”a text-based installation by James Hannaham, recommended by Jennifer Egan, tomorrow in Recommended Reading.
The Fault in Our Stars national tour kicks off in New York City on Sunday, May 4th at 1:30pm EST. John Green and members of the cast will chat about the movie and announce the winning states of the Demand Our Stars tour.
To stream the event LIVE and watch it with nerdfighters in your area, register your own Tumblr Meet-up here. Make sure to include “TFIOS” in the “venue” line and register by Friday 4/25 to receive a kit full of Tumblr swag. (Meet-up kits for US meet-ups only)
This week in paperback fiction …
- Dave Eggers’ The Circle follows a new employee at the world’s most powerful Internet company. (Recommended by NPR host Audie Cornish.)
- In Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn weaves a darkly funny tale of missing persons and marriage. (Here’s our interview with Flynn and the exclusive first read we posted when the book first came out.)
- Jenni Fagan’s Panopticon delivers a portrait of a girl lost in the system, a plot loosely based on Fagan’s own experience growing up in foster care. (Recommended by NPR editor Barrie Hardymon.)
And in paperback nonfiction …
- Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan’s Dad is Fat chronicles life in a two-bedroom Manhattan apartment with five little kids. (Here’s his Weekend Edition interview.)
- In Shocked, Patricia Volk examines two women who had a lasting impact on her: her beautiful, critical mother and haute couture designer Elsa Schiaparelli. (Here’s Susan Stamberg’s profile.)
Do you use the empty office around the corner as your ‘nap room’? Did you accidentally start that office wide rumor last week? Did you raid a coworker’s private snack drawer and now show zero signs of remorse?
In honor of Nikil Saval’s Cubed: The Secret History Of The Workplace, we’re sharing all of our secrets from the box that we call home (for 8-12 hours a day, give or take).
Can’t wait for the sequel, “Open Plan Office Confessions”!
In honor of The Divide, Matt Taibbi’s book that I illustrated, becoming an NYT bestseller, here are some of the interior drawings. Can’t say what an honor it was to do this, and how cool it was to work with Matt
Leslie Jamison at McNally-Jackson, 4/16/14