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Paperback Launch: My Heart is an Idiot by Davy Rothbart
Sep 25, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
A frequent contributor to This American Life, Rothbart’s hilarious and heartfelt collection of romantic misadventures has drawn comparisons to David Sedaris and Sloane Crosley.
About MY HEART IS AN IDIOT:
Davy Rothbart is looking for love in all the wrong places. Constantly. He falls helplessly in love with pretty much every girl he meets—and rarely is the feeling reciprocated. Time after time, he hops in a car and tears across half of America with his heart on his sleeve and some new outrageous scheme—which he always manages to pull off. Well, almost always. But even when things don’t work out, Rothbart finds meaning and humor in every moment. Whether it’s humiliating a scammer who takes money from aspiring writers or playing harmless (but side-splitting) goofs on his deaf mother, nothing and no one is off limits.
But as much as Rothbart is a tragically lovable, irresistibly brokenhearted hero, it’s his prose that’s the star of his essay collection, MY HEART IS AN IDIOT. In the tradition of David Sedaris and Sloane Crosley but going places very much his own, his essays show how things that are seemingly so wrong can be so, so right.