Since 2009, How I Learned has featured some of the best live storytelling, comedy, and readings in New York City. It all happens a couple of times a year, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you'll have the best night of you life on those nights, repeatedly.

How I Learned to Steal From the Liquor Cabinet: Stories About Drinking (...Or Not Drinking)

It's The How I Learned Reading Series DEBUT!

(The Underminer, Hornito, New York Times' Critical Shopper)
('s Miss Information)
(This American Life, the forthcoming Drinking with Men)

302 Broome Street, NYC
(between Forsyth & Eldridge)
(212) 334-9676
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MIKE ALBO is a writer and comedian who lives and loves in Brooklyn. His second novel, written with his longtime friend Virginia Heffernan, is the cult hit, The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life. His performances of the character have become internet hits and can be found on Youtube like everything else in the world. His first novel, the critically acclaimed Hornito, came out in 2000. Albo has written for zillions of magazines and websites, and is also known as "The Critical Shopper" for the New York Times. He's performed numerous solo shows including Spray, Please Everything Burst, My Price Point, as well as with the comedy trio Unitard. Check out for upcoming shows, his spaced-out blog, performance clips, and recent writing.

ERIN BRADLEY is the author of Miss Information, a weekly sex and dating advice column appearing on When she's not writing for various web sites and publications, Erin can be found working on her rock-n-roll dating guide soon to be published by Penguin Books and watching television documentaries with Creature, her morbidly obese cat.

ROSIE SCHAAP has been a fortuneteller, a bartender, a librarian at a paranormal society, an English teacher, an editor, a preacher, a community organizer, a manager of homeless shelters, and a ghostwriter for an inspirational magazine. Her work has been broadcast on the radio program This American Life, and has recently appeared on the blog Drinking With Men, her collection of stories set in bars she's known and loved, will be published next year by Riverhead.