Tamara Shopsin, New York Times illustrator, artist and chef discuss her touching memoir about her adventures aboard with author, humorist John Hodgman, known most widely for his correspondence work on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, on Monday April 15th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM.
Buy a copy of Mumbai New York Scranton or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805
January 15, 2013 by Colin Solan
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Author Brad Meltzer’s new book, The Fifth Assassin, is out today. It’s about a serial killer who’s recreating the crimes of all the Presidential assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. You can read more at www.bradmeltzer.com/book/the-
New York City
Tuesday, January 15 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble
33 East 17th Street
(And yes, in NY, Brad (with the help of John Hodgman) will be trying to break the Guinness Book World Record for “most decoder rings in one place,” so please bring friends.)
Wednesday, January 16 – 7:00pm
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thursday, January 17 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble – Tysons Corner Center
7851 L Tysons Corner Center
Coral Gables, FL
Friday, January 18 – 8:00pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
Boca Raton, FL
Saturday, January 19 – 7:30pm
Barnes & Noble
1400 Glades Road
Vero Beach, FL
Saturday, January 19 – 2:00pm
Vero Beach Book Center
2145 Indian River Boulevard
Monday, January 21 – 6:30pm
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Boston (Brookline), MA
Tuesday, January 22 – 7:00pm
279 Harvard Street
Wednesday, January 23 – 7:30pm
1901 Vine Street
Highlands Ranch, CO
Thursday, January 24 –7:30pm
9315 Dorchester Street
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, January 25 – 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble at The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Brad Meltzer signs at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday January 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Special appearance by John Hodgman!
About this Author
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Lies.
He is also one of the co-creators of the TV Show, “Jack & Bobby” and is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America.
His first non-fiction book, Heroes for My Son, is a collection of heroes from Jim Henson to Rosa Parks that he’d been working on since the day his son was born. This December, he’ll be launching “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel. And his newest thriller, The Fifth Assassin, will be released on January 15, 2013.
Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. The Tenth Justice was his first published work and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Dead Even followed a year later and also hit the New York Times bestseller list, as have all six of his novels. The First Counsel came next, which is about a White House lawyer dating the President’s daughter; then The Millionaires, which is about two brothers who steal money and go on the run. The Zero Game is about two Congressional staffers who are literally gambling on Congress. The Book of Fate is about a young Presidential aide, a crazed assassin, and the 200-year-old code created by Thomas Jefferson that times them together. For authenticity, The Book of Fate was researched with the help of two former Presidents, Clinton and Bush. His last book, The Book of Lies, is about the missing murder weapon that Cain used to kill Abel, as well as the unsolved murder of Superman creator Jerry Siegel’s father. Brad is
one of the only people to interview Jerry Siegel’s family about the murder and, with his charitable site, OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld.com, has been the driving force behind the movement to repair the house where Superman was created.
His books have spent over ten months on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages, from Hebrew to Bulgarian. In The Tenth Justice, the opening lines are: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a pig.” In the Hebrew translation, it became: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a horse.” We’re not sure if it’s a Kosher thing or what!
Brad has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen’s “Celebrity,” co-wrote the swearing-in oath for AmeriCorps, the national service program, and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko’s.
Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who’s also an attorney.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
John Hodgman appears on Tuesday, November 15 at 6pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre!
To attend this event, you MUST, MUST purchase a copy of That Is All at Brookline Booksmith or online. That book purchase entitles you to one (1) free ticket. Online book & ticket orders must be paid in full online. If you have purchased a copy of That Is All, ONE additional ticket may be ordered online as well for $5. You may also call 617-566-6660 or drop by the Booksmith (279 Harvard St., Brookline) to purchase books & tickets.
THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. However, there will be a standby line forming at the Coolidge at 5:30 for any unclaimed tickets. Also, the book signing, which will take place at about 7p.m. at the Booksmith, is open to all.
Brookline welcomes back its native son for his newest book of witticisms. That Is All follows in the footsteps of such monumental tomes as The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require and may, in fact, be the last book you ever need. Comedian, Daily Show commentator and occasional anthropomorphic PC, John Hodgman will be joined by awesome and as-yet unnamed friends. You’re welcome.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908