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Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7pm
Brentwood - Author Luncheon with Jami Attenberg
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 12pm
Our Diesel Author Luncheon Series continues in Brentwood with author Jami Attenberg for her book, The Middlesteins.
For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason: Edie's life-threatening obsession with food and the growing girth to match. When Richard abandons his wife, it is up to the next generation to pick up the pieces. Robin, their schoolteacher daughter, is determined that her father pay for leaving Edie. Benny, an easy-going, pot-smoking family man, just wants to smooth things over. And Rachelle — a whippet thin perfectionist — is intent on saving her mother-in-law's life. Through it all, they wonder: do Edie's devastating choices rest on her shoulders alone, or are others at fault, too?
Jami Attenberg is the author of Instant Love, The Kept Man, and The Melting Season. Her essays and criticism have appeared in numerous places including The New Yorker, Salon, and Nylon. A Chicago native, she lives in Brooklyn.
PLEASE NOTE (UPDATED): The Luncheon will be Tuesday, June 25th from Noon-2pm at the Wilshire Restaurant and tickets are $55, which includes a paperback copy of the book. Please contact the Brentwood store at 310-576-9960 to purchase tickets.
Where: Wilshire Restaurant, 2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
When: Tuesday, June 25th from 12-2pm.
Location: Street: Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood Additional: Brentwood Country Mart - 225 26th Street at San Vicente City: Santa Monica, Province: California Postal Code: 90402 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
*OFFSITE* Jamie Attenburg @ The Hideout
The Book Cellar, Friday, June 7, 2013 at 6:30pm
We're heading over to The Hideout for the interview show with Mark Bazer. This months guest is Jami Attenburg, author of the new novel The Middlesteins, a funny, tragic, and compassionate book and something of a staff favorite around these parts. Come early to grab a drink and settle in for what's sure to be a great conversation!
Location: Street: 1354 W Wabansia Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60642 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2013
Mysterious Galaxy, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10am
On Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, Mysterious Galaxy will be hosting dozens of authors in our booth on the grounds of the University Park Campus as part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Mysterious Galaxy’s booth location is Booth #368. Mystery fans will be particularly pleased to note that we are adjacent to the Southern CA Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime booths.
For more information about the Festival and directions, etc. visit the official web site.
Authors scheduled to appear in our booth include: John Scalzi, Jill Smolinski, Stuart Woods, Eric Van Lustbader, and many more! Our current schedule for both days may be found at the bottom of this page. LA Times Book Prize Nominees: from The Middlesteins to The Twenty-Year Death. Authors Signing in the MG Booth follows the nominees. Attachment Size 2013 LATFB Booth Author Signings.pdf 502.88 KB
Location: Street: University of Southern California Additional: Exposition Boulevard / Figueroa Boulevard City: Los Angeles, Province: California Postal Code: 90089 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jami Attenberg Signs in Redondo Beach
Mysterious Galaxy, Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 12pm
Join us for a relaxing Sunday lunch at the Catalina Coffee & Café with Jami Attenberg. She will share her thoughts on family, life in Chicago, and her latest book, The Middlesteins, which appeared on many of the 2012 Best Book lists. From rebellious teenagers to mid-life crises to family drama, The Middlesteins reveal the poignant parts of life as well as the day-to-day family routines. Edie, the matriarch of this family, is literally eating herself to death. Her husband has left her in the middle of her health crisis and the entire family (and community) has an opinion about all of it. .
Location: Street: Catalina Coffee Company Additional: 2810 Artesia Boulevard City: Redondo Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90278 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jami Attenberg & Maris Kreizman
Greenlight Bookstore, Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:30pm
Monday, November 19, 7:30 PM Blogger/Author Pairings: Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins, talks with blogger Maris Kreizman Introduction by series curator Ron Hogan
Our ongoing Blogger/Author Pairings series features conversations between authors and bloggers who share territories, passions, and preoccupations. Brooklynite Jami Attenberg’s new novel The Middlesteins is the story of a woman consumed by her obsession with food, and the generations of family struggling to help her, each with their own array of issues. Praised by Jonathan Franzen and others, the big-hearted novel reinforces Attenberg’s place on the literary map. Maris Kreizman is the creator of Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog that combines her love of literature with her appreciation for kitschy television, and a huge fan of Attenberg’s work. The conversation will be introduced by the series curator Ron Hogan, creator of the seminal literary blog Beatrice.com.
Location: Street: 686 Fulton Street City: Brooklyn, Province: New York Postal Code: 11217 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jami Attenberg, "The Middlesteins"
The Book Cellar, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7pm
Jami Attenberg stops by the store at 7 p.m. to share her new novel, The Middlesteins, the story of a broken Midwestern family struggling to hold together after food-obsessed Edie is abandoned by her husband.
“The Middlesteins had me from its very first pages, but it wasn’t until its final pages that I fully appreciated the range of Attenberg’s sympathy and the artistry of her storytelling.”
Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jami Attenberg, author of THE MELTING SEASON, and Steve Almond, author of THIS WON'T TAKE BUT A MINUTE, HONEY - Books & Brews
Newtonville Books, Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 2pm
The Fountain Bookstore, Inc., Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 6:30pm
We are really looking forward to this event!
Watch the trailer for Kept Man
The Short Story:Jami Attenberg has written about sex, technology, design, graphic novels, books, television, and urban life for Jane, Print, New York, Nylon, Radar, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, Salon, Plenty, Nextbook, Time Out NY, eWeek, and others. Her fiction has been published by Nerve, Pindeldyboz, Spork, and Bullfight Review. She recently appeared in the anthologies Sex for America, Future Misbehavior and Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone. Her debut collection of stories, INSTANT LOVE, was published by Crown/Shaye Areheart Books in June 2006. THE KEPT MAN was published by Riverhead Books in January 2008. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. The long version: Jami believes in the power and importance of independent publishing and self-publication, whether online or in print. She has been published by a number of zines, and her chapbook, DELI LIFE, was published by Austin upstart So New Media in 2003. INSTANT LOVE was originally a zine series which she sold primarily on her website, whatever-whenever.net. Her site has been in existence in various forms since 1998. Jami has lived in the following cities: Buffalo Grove, IL (where she established herself amongst her peers as "the kind of girl who wears black a lot" and "always has her head in a book" and is "kind of cranky."); Ithaca, NY (summer school program for geeks, in case you hadn't figured out she was a geek yet); Baltimore, MD (where she got a degree from Johns Hopkins University in Writing Seminars); Norwich, UK (where she smoked a lot of hash); Fairfax, VA (where she worked as a hostess at a Ruby Tuesday's in a mall); Tampa, FL (where she bartended at a lesbian bar on Pass-A-Grille Beach and worked on a NOW march); Washington, DC (where she waited tables at Polly's Cafe on U Street and lived for a six months in a room that had a gigantic hole in the floor); Seattle, WA (where she worked in a nursing home and performed awful erotic poetry in cafes); the East Village of New York City (interactive advertising work, eight years and counting); Napa, CA (where she wrote INSTANT LOVE), and finally Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. So if you think you've met her before, you're probably right. (booksense)
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