SF – Tribute to Ricky Gervais

Press Release:

SF Sketchfest is thrilled to pay Tribute to Ricky Gervais, who will sit down with friend and fellow comedy icon Christopher Guest for an informal and fun conversation at the Castro Theatre on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets available at the link…

Creator and star of ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras’, Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes®, two Primetime Emmys® and seven BAFTAS. ‘The Office’ is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes. The NBC version is the most successful US remake of a British show in more than 30 years. Considered the most influential British comedian since Charlie Chaplin, Gervais is an award-winning stand-up comedian, with four international tours to date. His live stand up show ‘Fame’ became the fastest selling UK stand-up show in history. Gervais is also featured in The Guinness Book of World Records for having the most downloaded internet show of all time. He has written, directed, produced and starred in ‘Cemetery Junction’, ‘The Invention of Lying’, and starred in ‘Ghost Town.’ In 2010, Gervais was asked to be the first host of the Golden Globes® since 1995, for a broadcast seen by an estimated 250 million. He was named in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and awarded the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award from the Banff World Television Festival. Gervais has since hosted the Golden Globes® in 2010, 2011, 2012, and was invited back for a fourth time in January 2016. In 2012, HBO aired ‘Life’s Too Short’ and the third season of ‘The Ricky Gervais Show’, and Ricky wrote, directed and starred in ‘Derek’ for Channel 4 and Netflix. 2013 was just as busy, with an international release of ‘An Idiot Abroad 3: The Short Way Round’, taking the lead role in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ and production on series 2 of the award-winning ‘Derek’, both of which were released in 2014. On April 3, 2015 Gervais reprised his Golden Globe nominated role as Derek, in a one-hour finale special on Netflix. Most recently, Gervais starred in ‘Special Correspondents’ an original comedy film, which debuted worldwide on Netflix in 2016. The film is written and directed by Gervais, and also starred Eric Bana, America Ferrera and Vera Farmiga. Later that year, Gervais returned to his most famous creation, writing and directing David Brent: Life on the Road. Gervais returned to stand-up in 2017 with his sell-out stand-up show, Humanity, which he’s touring worldwide into 2018. Netflix have acquired the rights to Humanity and it will stream on this service in early 2018. ‘Ricky Gervais is Deadly Sirius’ launched in October 2017 on Sirius XM which sees Ricky’s return to radio. Guests on the first season of his show include Noel Gallagher, Richard Dawkins and Professor Brian Cox.

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

SF – You Can’t Spell America without Me Presentation

Join actor, author, and activist Alec Baldwin and author and broadcaster Kurt Andersen appear at the Curran on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a special Book Passage and Curran presentation celebrating the new satirical “presidential memoir” You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story Of My Fantastic First Year As President. Tickets available at the link…

The evening will include discussions of the current political and cultural climates, audience questions, and more.

Join us for the main event – or come early for a VIP book signing event on the historic Curran stage with Alec Baldwin.

This special evening is a Curran and Book Passage Bookstore & Cafe co-production. All tickets include a copy of “You Can’t Spell America without Me.”

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Curran
445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 358-1220

WA – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Signing

Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen appear at the Elliott Bay Book Company on Friday, November 17th at 5:30 PM to sign You Can’t Spell America Without Me! Tickets and details available at the link…

More about the book:

Political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump’s presidential memoir, as recorded by two world-renowned Trump scholars, and experts on greatness generally.

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.

You Can’t Spell America Without Me is presented by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America’s foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin is a multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, producer, comedian, and philanthropist. He has also been nominated for an Oscar and a Tony Award and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Promise to Ourselves. 

Kurt Andersen is an author/novelist and host of the public radio show Studio 360. He is also co-founder of Spy and author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History.

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The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 624-6600

TX – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Presentation

Press Release: 

The Long Center in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse presents Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen in Conversation with Evan Smith on the release of their new book You Can’t Spell America Without Me on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30 PM in Dell Hall.

This event is going to be big. Huge, you might say.

Channeling the spirit of deeper truth, America’s presidential-impersonator-in-chief, Alec Baldwin (as himself), and America’s foremost Trump scholar, Kurt Andersen, have teamed up to bring you a night of hilarious and thoughtful conversation. You won’t want to miss this intimate, first-hand account of all the magic and “fact-checking” that went into their new book, You Can’t Spell America Without Me—the story of everything that goes on behind the scenes of making America great again. More powerful than an early morning Tweet storm, it may just be “the truest book ever written.” For one night only, Alec and Kurt will take to the Long Center stage to further illuminate its pages of 1000% truth with newly created videos and a very serious, deeply thoughtful live conversation moderated by the Texas Tribune’s own Evan Smith.

  • VIP Tickets are available for this event and include one Premium Reserved Seat and access to a Pre-Show Book Signing.
  • Every ticket includes a copy of You Can’t Spell America Without Me.
  • *Alec Baldwin will not be in character for this event.

About You Can’t Spell America Without Me

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President (A So Called Parody). Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world. You Can’t Spell America Without Me is co-authored by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America’s foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Details and tickets are available at the link…

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The Long Center
701 W Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 474-5664

MA – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Signing

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning actor, producer, and comedian ALEC BALDWIN and bestselling author, novelist, and host of Studio 360 KURT ANDERSEN for a signing of their co-authored book, You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (A So-Called Parody).

Please Note

  • This is a book signing event only. See the event’s signing guidelines below.
  • We are not taking requests or pre-orders for signed books for this event.

Tickets and Book Pickup

  • Tickets are required to join the signing line. Each ticket admits one (1) and includes one (1) copy of You Can’t Spell America Without Me.
  • Tickets go on sale September 22nd at 9am in the store and at harvard.com. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.
  • Books will be signed in-person only, one book per ticket holder. Additional copies of You Can’t Spell America Without Me will be available for purchase at Harvard Book Store, but the signing is limited to one book per person.
  • Those purchasing tickets online can pick up their book at the bookstore the evening of the signing, but not before. Those purchasing tickets in the store can pick up their books starting on publication date (November 7th).

Timeline

  • The signing will begin at 5:00pm on Monday, November 13th, at Harvard Book Store.
  • Doors will open to the signing line shortly before 5. Until then the line will form outside the store, down Plympton Street (towards Mount Auburn Street).
  • E-ticket and will-call ticket holders will receive their books when checking in on the evening of the event.

Signing Line Guidelines

  • This book signing is limited to copies of You Can’t Spell America Without Me—no memorabilia.
  • The authors will be signing one book per attendee.
  • Due to limited time, no personalizations or photography.

About You Can’t Spell America Without Me

“I have the best words, beautiful words, as everybody has been talking and talking about for a long time. Also? The best sentences and, what do you call them, paragraphs. My previous books were great and sold extremely, unbelievably well–even the ones by dishonest, disgusting so-called journalists. But those writers didn’t understand Trump, because quite frankly they were major losers. People say if you want it done right you have to do it yourself, even when ‘it’ is a ‘memoir.’ So every word of this book was written by me, using a special advanced word processing system during the many, many nights I’ve been forced to stay alone in the White House–only me, just me, trust me, nobody helped. And it’s all 100% true, so true–people are already saying it may be the truest book ever published. Enjoy.”

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.

There are intimate, powerful, mind-boggling revelations on every page. You are there with him during his private encounters with world leaders, a few of whom he does not insult. You are there at the genius Oval Office strategy sessions with his advisers. You are there in his White House bedroom as he crafts the pre-dawn Twitter pronouncements that rock the world. And, of course, you are there on the golf course as Trump attempts to manage the burdens of his office.

President Trump explains each of the historic decisions that have already made America great again, and how he always triumphs over the fake news media. You’ll learn what he really thinks of his cabinet members and top aides not related to him, of the First Lady and the First Daughter and the additional three or four Trump children. Included at no extra charge is a lavish and exclusive portfolio of spectacular, historic and intimate color photographs of President Trump in private—inside the White House, inside Mar-a-Lago, at Trump Tower, and more.

You Can’t Spell America Without Me is presented by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America’s foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515

NJ – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Signing

Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen appear at the B&N Market Fair store on Friday, November 10th at 1:00 PM to sign You Can’t Spell America Without Me!

Special Instructions
Line are passes required and will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9am on November 7th with the purchase of You Can’t Spell America Without Me.

More about the book:

Political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump’s presidential memoir, as recorded by two world-renowned Trump scholars, and experts on greatness generally.

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.

You Can’t Spell America Without Me is presented by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America’s foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin is a multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, producer, comedian, and philanthropist. He has also been nominated for an Oscar and a Tony Award and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Promise to Ourselves. 

Kurt Andersen is an author/novelist and host of the public radio show Studio 360. He is also co-founder of Spy and author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History.

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Barnes & Noble: Market Fair
3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-750-9010

NYC – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Signing

Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen appear at the B&N Fifth Avenue store in NYC on Wednesday, November 8th at noon to sign You Can’t Spell America Without Me!

This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be provided at the cash register at the time of purchase of You Can’t Spell America Without Me. Books will become available at 9am the day of the signing. Customers should maintain their receipts and be prepared to present them to a member of the events team upon request. The line will begin outside of the front entrance.

Special Instructions
There is a limit of one book per customer. Personalization and the signing of memorabilia is prohibited. Photography is not allowed.

More about the book:

Political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump’s presidential memoir, as recorded by two world-renowned Trump scholars, and experts on greatness generally.

Until Donald Trump publishes the ultimate account of his entire four or eight or one-and-a-half years in the White House, the definitive chronicle will be You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President. Trump was elected because he was the most frank presidential candidate in history, a man eager to tell the unvarnished truth about others’ flaws and tout his own amazing excellence. Now he levels his refreshingly compulsive, un-PC candor at his landslide election victory as well as his role as commander-in-chief and leader of the free world.

You Can’t Spell America Without Me is presented by America’s foremost Trump scholar Kurt Andersen as well as America’s foremost mediocre Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.

Alec Baldwin is a multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, producer, comedian, and philanthropist. He has also been nominated for an Oscar and a Tony Award and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Promise to Ourselves. 

Kurt Andersen is an author/novelist and host of the public radio show Studio 360. He is also co-founder of Spy and author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History.

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Barnes & Noble
555 5th Ave, New York, New York 10017
(212) 697-3048

 

NJ – Alec Baldwin Signing

Alec Baldwin appears at Bookends on Friday, November 10th at 1:00 PM to promote You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (A So-Called Parody)! This event is a book-signing with purchase only. This a free event, but line passes are required. Call store for details.

Alec Baldwin won two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his portrayal of NBC president Jack Donaghy on the sitcom 30 Rock. His list of film credits includes roles in Beetlejuice, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Departed, and The Cooler, for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Baldwin recently garnered praise for a certain Presidential impersonation on Saturday Night Live, which he has hosted 16 times. Nevertheless travels behind the public persona to lay bare the facts of his difficult childhood, romantic and familial struggles, and fights against addiction to reveal the fearlessness and drive that have defined his life.

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Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

DC – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Presentation

Alec Baldwin appears in conversation with author Kurt Andersen on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 PM to present You Can’t Spell America Without Me. Presented by GWU and Politics and Prose. Tickets available at the link…

Working the special magic of political satire, this memoir unfolds in a time when the Trump presidency is history. America’s foremost Trump scholar and its foremost Trump impersonator, Kurt Andersen and Alec Baldwin, join forces to channel Trump’s reminisces on how he made America great again. Building on Baldwin’s wildly popular Trump impressions on Saturday Night Live, the novelist and actor together present the future former chief executive’s thoughts on White House protocol, world leaders, his family, the media, and much more.

Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen will sign a limited number of copies of You Can’t Spell America Without Me before the event begins.

When Will Call opens, a limited number of ticket holders will receive the opportunity to enter the signing line. Access to the signing line is first come, first served. We may be able to offer standby access to the signing as well, but entry is not guaranteed.

There will be no signing after the program, and signed books will not be available for pre-order.

All books and tickets will be available at will call at 6 p.m. the evening of the event.

Politics and Prose will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.

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GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-6800

CO – Al Franken: Giant of the Senate Signing

Press Release:

The Tattered Cover is honored to present a very special evening with Senator Al Franken, in conversation with Governor John Hickenlooper, to present Franken’s newly published memoir, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate on Saturday, June 17th at 6:00 PM.

Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. Before entering politics, he was an award-winning comedy writer, an extraordinarily popular cast member on Saturday Night Live, a bestselling author, and radio talk show host. Senator Franken will join us to discuss and sign his new book Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

There are two ticket options:

Single Ticket, $32.99 (plus tax and fees): Admits one person to the event and signing line, and includes one copy of Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.

Ticket with Companion, $39.99 (plus tax and fees): Admits two people to the event, and signing line, and includes one copy of Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.

If there are two guests, and each would like a book, please purchase two separate Single Tickets.

Important Event Rules & Restrictions

— Event tickets are available online only, through Eventbrite. Tickets will not be sold in-store or at the venue.

— Digital or printed event ticket must be presented upon entry to pick up your book and signing line number.

— Ticketed guests will pick up your copy of Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, and a numbered signing line ticket when you check in at the event, beginning when the doors open at 5:00 pm.

— Each ticket (single or double admission) is good for one book.

— Event is a presentation beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by audience Q&A, and signing. The event end-time is an estimate.

— Only ticketed guests will have access to the event location. Anyone without a ticket will not be permitted entry.

— Senator Franken will not be personalizing any books or other items.

— Additional books will be available to purchase at the venue.

— Parking is limited. Please consider taking public transportation.

— Additional rules and restrictions may apply. Stay tuned for updates at our website: tatteredcover.com

Trinity United Methodist Church
1820 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202

 

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