MA – Vacationland Signing

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Harvard Book Store welcomes writer, comedian, and actor John Hodgman at the Brattle Theatre on Friday, June 1st at 6:00 PM for a discussion of the paperback release of his latest book, Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches.

About Vacationland

Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn’t seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now.

Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them.

Vacationland collects these real-life wanderings, and through them you learn of the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, and which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison. There is also some advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god.

Though wildly, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men, in particular, must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are.

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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

MA – David Duchovny Signing

David Duchovny (X-Files, Aquarius, Californication) appears at the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM to sign his new novel MISS SUBWAYS. **SOLD OUT**

About Miss Subways
New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny reimagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in Miss Subways, a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City.

Emer is just a woman living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York.

Please Note: The signing is limited to books only (no memorabilia).

This event at the Brattle Theatre is now sold out, but Harvard Book Store is pleased to announce a newly added in-store book signing event with David Duchovny at 4:00 PM to the schedule! Find tickets and details for the in-store book signing event: RSVP on Facebook!

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

MA – Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too Signing

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Harvard Book Store welcomes artist, illustrator, award-winning playwright, comedy writer, and Twitter personality Jonny Sun in conversation with Alex Tang on Wednesday, July 12th at 6:00 PM for a presentation of EVERYONE’S A ALIEBN WHEN UR A ALIEBN TOO: A Book, by jomny sun (the aliebn). Tickets available at the link.

About Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too

Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too is the illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, only to meet all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, all while learning to feel a little better about being an alien—based on the enormously popular Twitter account, @jonnysun.

Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien who, for the first time ever, finds a home on our planet after learning that earthlings can feel lonely too. Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, a dying ghost, a puppy unable to express itself, and many more.

Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the creatures of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human. And for all of us earth-bound creatures here on this planet, we can all be reminded that sometimes, it takes an outsider to help us see ourselves for who we truly are.

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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

MA – An Afternoon with Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) joins Pam Victor (Happier Valley Comedy, Co-author of Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book) for an in-depth interview on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM as they discuss all aspects of comedy and gain insight into the creative process and Rachel’s work from Second City to Saturday Night Live and beyond. We’ll open up questions from the audience in the latter part of the interview, so get your questions ready! Tickets available at the link…

The interview will be taped as an episode of Pam Victor’s Conversations with Funny Feminists podcast, presented by WICF.

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The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

MA – American Honey Screening.

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Actress Sasha Lane will appear in person for a Q&A after a screening of American Honey at the Brattle Theatre on Sunday, October 2nd at 7:30.

Star (Sasha Lane) is a free-spirited teenager on the brink of adulthood who leaves her troubled home in the American Midwest and hits the road with a “mag crew,” itinerant laborers who peddle publications door-to-door for long hours during the day and party hard at night, never certain where the job will lead next. Led by hard-driving manager Krystal (Riley Keough) and her seductive enforcer Jake (Shia LaBeouf), the 15-strong 071 Crew becomes a surrogate family to Star, offering hope, possibility, love—and the freedom that comes from being on the road. For her first feature set and filmed in the U.S., writer-director Andrea Arnold (FISH TANK, IFFBoston Screening Series 2010; WUTHERING HEIGHTS, IFFBoston 2012) offers an electrifying depiction of American youth living on the margins and yearning to belong in an unforgiving landscape of strip malls, chain hotels and suburban sprawl.

An epic odyssey into American economic life as seen through the eyes of its outcasts, underdogs and strivers—many of whom were cast directly from the nation’s streets—AMERICAN HONEY features a star-making performance by newcomer Lane, an astonishing turn by LaBeouf, and an unforgettable soundtrack melding country, Southern hip-hop “trap” music and American radio classics. Arnold’s visionary and propulsive fourth feature is a generation-defining cinematic experience that locates unexpected beauty between the cracks of a fractured—yet defiantly hopeful and resilient—nation where a new day can bring anything.

Free tickets at the link courtesy of IFF Boston!

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

MA – Shakes the Clown Screening

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Writer/Director Bobcat Goldthwait appears at the Brattle Theater after a screening of Shakes the Clown for a Q&A on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

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The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

MA – Mara Wilson Signing

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Harvard Book Store welcomes writer, playwright, and actress MARA WILSON for a discussion of her memoir, Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame at the Brattle Theatre on Thursday September 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Tickets at the link starting Aug. 9th…

She will also host a screening of MATILDA at 8:30 PM! Details at the link…

About Where Am I Now?
A former child actress best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the only kid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl. Tackling everything from what she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer “cute” enough for Hollywood, these essays chart her journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. They also illuminate universal struggles, like navigating love and loss, and figuring out who you are and where you belong. Honest, insightful, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up young and female.

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The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

MA – Jesse Eisenberg Signs

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Actor and author Jesse Eisenberg appear at the Brattle Theatre on Thursday November 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM to present and sign BREAM GIVE ME HICCUPS! Ticket available at the link… **SOLD OUT**

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Harvard Book Store welcomes JESSE EISENBERG—Academy Award-winning actor, playwright, and contributor for The New Yorker and McSweeney’s—for a presentation of his fiction debut, Bream Gives Me Hiccups.

Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary L.A. to the dorm rooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, re-imagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions. In one piece, a tense email exchange between a young man and his girlfriend is taken over by his sister, who is obsessed with the Bosnian genocide (The situation reminds me of a little historical blip called the Karadordevo agreement); in another, a college freshman forced to live with a roommate is stunned when one of her ramen packets goes missing (she didn’t have “one” of my ramens. She had a chicken ramen); in another piece, Alexander Graham Bell has teething problems with his invention (I’ve been calling Mabel all day, she doesn’t pick up! Yes, of course I dialed the right number – 2!).

United by Eisenberg’s gift for humor and character, and grouped into chapters that open with illustrations by award-winning cartoonist Jean Jullien, the witty pieces collected in Bream Gives Me Hiccups explore the various insanities of the modern world, and mark the arrival of a fantastically funny, self-ironic, and original voice.

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

MA – Ethan Hawke Signs

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Actor Ethan Hawke appears at the Brattle Theatre on Thursday November 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign his new book RULES FOR A KNIGHT! Tickets available at the link…

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Harvard Book Store welcomes ETHAN HAWKE, four-time Academy Award nominee and the author of two novels, for a presentation of his book Rules for a Knight, an unforgettable fable about a Knight’s journey and a short guide to what gives life beauty and meaning.

It is 1483, and Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, a Cornish knight, is about to ride into battle. On the eve of his departure, he composes a letter to his four young children, consisting of twenty virtues that provide instruction on how to live a noble life, and on all the lessons, large and small, that he might have imparted to them himself were he not expecting to die on the battlefield.

“Why am I alive? Where was I before I was born? What will happen to me when I die? Whatever well our lives are drawn from, it is deep, wild, mysterious, and unknowable . . . “Rules for a Knight is many things: a code of ethics; an intimate record of a lifelong quest; a careful recounting of a knight’s hardest won lessons, deepest aspirations, and most richly instructive failures; and an artifact, a relic of a father’s exquisite love.

Drawing on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy and religion, on literature, and poetry, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time, Ethan Hawke has written a parable that—in the story of a young man’s journey toward a life of authenticity and meaning—captures the instinctive movement of the heart toward truth and beauty.

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Judah Friedlander Signs

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Judah Friedlander signs his new book at the Brattle Theatre on Monday October 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

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Harvard Book Store welcomes series regular on the Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock and stand-up comic JUDAH FRIEDLANDER for a presentation of his book If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons.

Most Americans know Judah Friedlander from his role as Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock and from appearances in films like American Splendor and The Wrestler. But long before he became a film and TV star and stand-up comic Friedlander drew stuff.

Now, in this quirky, hilarious, and surprisingly profound collection of drawings, Friedlander shows a new side to his “terrifically entertaining” (New York Times) comedy. Whether imagining George Washington in Las Vegas, plastic surgery for imperfect triangles, and the Keystone Pipeline as a sex act, Friedlander’s “Joodles” push boundaries as they explore the absurdities of American life, sex, and even history and human rights. If the Raindrops United is a milestone in the career of one of America’s most inventive comedians.

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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