The How I Learned Series features writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on a different theme. It all happens every last Wednesday of the month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.



Wincing the Night Away

Holy crap, it's August. That means you have one more chance to check out How I Learned before the summer is over. This month we have a super fun lineup and a wince-worthy topic. What I'm saying is, it's not to be missed. If nothing else it might make you feel a little bit better about your life.
Okay! See you there!
xoxo Blaise

How I Learned Reading Series proudly presents:
HOW I LEARNED TO LAUGH AT MYSELF: EMBARRASSING STORIES OF HUMILIATION AND HILARITY

Featuring:
JON FRIEDMAN
(The Rejection Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)
BRIAN GROSZ
(Musician, Voice-over Extraordinaire)
SUZANNE GUILLETTE
(Author of Much to Your Chagrin: A Memoir of Embarrassment)
JIJI LEE
(Women Center Stage Festival, The New Republic)

Hosted by BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Wednesday, August 26th
8:00PM (Doors open at 7:00)
FREE!
at HAPPY ENDING
302 Broome Street
between Forsyth & Eldridge
(It's the pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club")
(212) 334-9676
Get directions

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JON FRIEDMAN is a writer, comedian and producer living in Brooklyn and currently writing/blogging for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He is the creator/producer and host of the New York City cult hit show, The Rejection Show, and many other popular live events. Jon's first book, Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped & Canceled, a humor anthology of rejected works, was released in 2009 with Villard (Random House). He has performed and read at literary events and stand-up comedy venues throughout New York City and beyond.

With a "face for radio," BRIAN GROSZ is the voice behind commercials for clients that include Chase Bank, VH-1, Levitra, Major League Baseball, American Standard and Canon. When he's not talking on television, he's screaming with stoner-metal act Dogs of Winter or howling with his blues project Brian Grosz and The Bad Idea. He's also the founder of Lapdance Academy Records, a blogger at Needles and Sins and an adamant chain-smoker.

SUZANNE GUILLETTE (www.suzanneguillette.com) is a teacher and writer whose work has appeared in Tin House, SELF, Publisher’s Weekly, Time Out New York and elsewhere. Her first book, Much to Your Chagrin: A Memoir of Embarrassment, was released in March. Suzanne holds a Bachelor's in Philosophy and a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Non-fiction. She lives in Brooklyn.

JIJI LEE is a speechwriter for diplomats and a humor writer when her boss isn't around. She realized diplomacy wasn't her calling when she attended a work event and was the only one frequenting the open bar. She writes IS THIS THING ON?--a weekly newsletter of observations, anecdotes, and tips on how to ruin people's lives. Her play, In the Sun, was selected and produced at The Culture Project's Women Center Stage Festival. She has also written for print and online publications such as The New Republic, Mar magazine, and Refinery 29.