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MA – Era of Ignition Signing + Q&A


Amber Tamblyn will appear at Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM (ticket required) to discuss her new memoir, Era of Ignition. A book signing across the street at Brookline Booksmith will follow her talk

Please read the ticket and signing guidelines carefully before making your purchase:

You may pick up your book at Brookline Booksmith on the day of the event or before the end of March 2019.


  • Every attendee must have a ticket.
  • Present your on-screen or printed ticket at the Coolidge for entry.
  • Tickets are valid until 5:55pm at which point unfilled seats may go to the standby line, so arrive early!
  • In the case of a sold out event, a standby line will form at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Standby tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
  • Amber’s talk will begin at 6:00 PM.
  • All tickets are nonreturnable and nonrefundable


  • Amber’s book signing will take place across the street from the theatre, at Brookline Booksmith, following her talk.
  • The book signing is free and open to the public.
  • Please speak to a Brookline Booksmith employee for priority signing access if you are pregnant, have young children, or are unable to stand for longer periods of time.


Amber Tamblyn is an author, actor, and director. She’s been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film, including House M.D. and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Most recently, she wrote and directed the feature film Paint It Black. She is the author of three books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed bestseller Dark Sparkler, and a novel, Any Man, as well as a contributing writer for the New York Times. She lives in New York.

About Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution

In her late twenties, Amber Tamblyn experienced a crisis of character while trying to break out of the confines of the acting career she’d forged as a child in order to become the writer and director she dreamed of being as an adult. After a particularly low period fueled by rejection and disillusionment, she grabbed hold of her own destiny and entered into what she calls an Era of Ignition–namely, the time of self-reflection that follows in the wake of personal upheaval and leads to a call to action and positive change. In the process of undergoing this metaphysical metamorphosis, she realized that our country was going through an Era of Ignition of its own. She writes: “No longer stuck in a past we can’t outrun and a future we must outgrow, we are a nation that is actively confronting our values and agitating for change. We are in an age when activism becomes direct action, when disagreement becomes dissension, when dissatisfaction becomes protest, when accusations become accountability, and when revolts become revolutions.”

Through her fierce op-eds and tireless work as one of the founders of the Time’s Up organization, Amber has emerged as a bold, outspoken, and respected advocate for women’s rights. In Era of Ignition, she addresses gender inequality and the judgment paradigm, misogyny and discrimination, trauma and the veiled complexities of consent, white feminism and pay parity, reproductive rights and sexual assault–all told through the very personal lens of her own experiences, as well as those of her Sisters in Solidarity. At once an intimate meditation and public reckoning, Era of Ignition is a galvanizing feminist manifesto that is required reading for everyone attempting to understand the world we live in and help change it for the better.

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Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

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