Author and comedian Abby Sher will be bringing three buckets - for dangerous trash, worries, and dreams - to her book-signing event at Wellesley Booksmith. Be sure to ask her if you may contribute to them! Abby will be signing copies of her memoir, Amen Amen Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying (Among Other Things), and generally having fun with customers on Sunday, November 15 from 2- 4 pm. Abby's memoir reveals a story of strength and solace woven into tragedy, OCD, and hope.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Until the age of ten, comedian and writer Abby Sher was a happy child like any other. But when her father and favorite aunt die in short succession, Abby is overcome with a feeling that she is somehow culpable for their deaths. She starts kissing her father’s photograph ten, twenty, then one hundred times a day. She makes up a series of repetitions and songs that she has to sing regularly to beg their forgiveness. Then, she begins picking up litter and chanting for ambulances to get to their destination swiftly and safely. It is her responsibility to protect the rest of her family, and ultimately the world, from any harm. In Amen Amen Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying (Among Other Things), her story unfolds in surprising, even humorous ways. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Abby Sher is a writer and performer whose work has appeared in Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion and Behind the Bedroom Door: Getting it, Giving it, Loving it, Missing it as well as in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Self, Jane, Elle, HeeB and Redbook. She is also the author of the young adult novel Kissing Snowflakes. Abby has written and performed for the Second City in Chicago and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and Magnet Theater in New York. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. (booksense)