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.



Up Next: How I Learned Does Drugs

Hello, September! Let's talk about DRUGS. The hard stuff and the light fair. Prescriptions, uppers, downers, PCP, angel dust, black beauties. It'll be just like that '80s TV movie Not My Kid starring Stockard Channing as the mom and somebody as the kid. Okay, see you there!

The How I Learned Series presents:
HOW I LEARNED TO INHALE: STORIES ABOUT DRUGS

Featuring:
TONY O'NEILL
(Sick City; Down and Out on Murder Mile)
JEFF SIMMERMON
(The Moth; This American Life)
ROYAL YOUNG
(Fame Shark; Interview)
EDITH ZIMMERMAN
(The Awl; New York Magazine's Vulture)

Created, Produced + Hosted by:
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Wednesday, September 22nd
8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00)
HAPPY ENDING
302 Broome Street

between Forsyth + Eldridge
(Look for the pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club")

F, J, M, Z to Delancey
B, D to Grand


FREE!

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TONY O'NEILL (www.tonyoneill.net) is the author of Sick City, Down and Out on Murder Mile and Digging the Vein, and the coauthor of Neon Angel and The New York Times bestseller Hero of the Underground. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.

EDITH ZIMMERMAN (www.edithzimmerman.com) lives in Brooklyn and writes for New York Magazine's Vulture blog. Her work has also appeared in Esquire, The Awl, Boston Magazine, and Buzzfeed, among others.

ROYAL YOUNG was born and fled the Lower East Side. He just completed his debut memoir, Fame Shark. Excerpts and other work have appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward, Brooklyn The Borough, The Rumpus, New York Press, The Villager, Downtown Express, Chelsea Now, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood and Pomp & Circumstance Magazine.
  
JEFF SIMMERMON is a writer and storyteller who regularly appears at shows around New York. He has written for Vice Magazine, appeared onstage at The Moth's GrandSlam, and most recently on This American Life. He also runs a blog packed full of stories, art, and other weirdness at www.andiamnotlying.com. And even though he's been writing for years, he never gets any better at doing these bios.

PS. This event is here on the Facebooks for your totally optional RSVPing pleasure.