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.



Monday Stuff About Love Mostly

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Happy Month of May, Children. Let's make it a good one.

A Visit from the Goon SquadFirst, I just want to say how much fun Wednesday's show was, and I want to thank everyone who came out. Man, I'm a lucky girl. Photos and other stuff from last week coming soon, but, in the meantime, I wanted to highlight some HIL alumni activity in the meantime...

Well, every knows by now that JENNIFER EGAN has pretty much won every award known to man for her latest A Visit From the Goon Squad, and for just being an amazing writer and person in general, and for having the best cheekbones. Okay, she is not an HIL alum per se YET. But we've emailed back and forth and it is going to happen. Allegedly. I can feel it. She will do my show. Man, I love her. I am probably also going to ask her if she'll adopt me. More on that later.

ANDREA ROSEN's one woman show called--what else?--Ding Dong Meow, is back at UCB this Friday. Check it.

DIANA SPECHLER is celebrating her book launch tonight at Book Court in Cobble Hill. She is embarking on a tour for her new novel, Skinny. Check her web area for details.

And thank god that MIKE ALBO is bringing Unitard back to la stage on May 7th at Joe's Pub.

Oh, and listen: BETSY MAHER, superbartender at Happy Ending is officially a business owner. She's opening a new bar in Brooklyn. Stay tuned for details because you are probably going to want to be first in line when it opens.

Okay, that's it for now. I love you, HIL people. Back to work.
xoxo Blaise