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.

Fun Times, New Times

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Hi! Happy New Year! There are new(ish) photos below, and also How I Learned will be back at Happy Ending on January 25th (!), BUT FIRST:

I want to quickly thank all of you for coming to How I Learned in 2011, for spreading the word, and for keeping this series going over the last three years. I also must thank all of the 2011 performers who regaled us with their bits and stories and songs and excellent visual aids, and, yes, I am going to list all of them here: Mike Albo, Eugene Ashton-Gonzalez, Jami Attenberg, Craig Baldo, Elissa BassistRyan BrittSarah Brown, Chloe Caldwell, Michele Carlo, Alexander Chee, Andy Christie, Jessica Delfino, Amanda Duarte, Ophira Eisenberg, Janice ErlbaumMaggie Estep, Paul Ford, Jon Friedman, Connor Gaudet, Ed GavaganEliot Glazer, Leslie Goshko, Brian Grosz, Melanie HamlettJames Hannaham, Shawn Hollenbach, Cynthia Kaplan, Starlee Kine, Jillian Lauren, Brad Lawrence, Catie Lazarus, JiJi Lee, Ben Lerman, Ben Lillie, Sam LipsyteLloyd UnitedJim O'Grady, Alyssa Pinsker, Bob Powers, D.E. Rasso, Andrea Rosen, Andy RossTracy Rowland, Sara Schaefer, Elissa Schappell, John SellersAmy Shapiro, Rachel Sherman, Tom ShillueAmy Sohn, Joanne Solomon, Diana Spechler, Dodai Stewart, Victor Varnado and Lizz Winstead.


Fun shows, good times and more to come.

Finally, major thanks to my amazing friends and beautiful acquaintances and everyone at Happy EndingUnion Hall and Time Out New YorkI mean MAJOR.

xo + lots of gratitude,


Some pictures from How I Learned to Say I'm Sorry (October 26, 2011) and How I Learned The Rules of Attraction: Stories About Online Dating (November 30, 2011)

Comedian CRAIG BALDO (Last Comic Standing) showing us his notes for the night--so we know what we're in for--at "How I Learned The Rules of Attraction: Stories About Online Dating." 
Writer and producer STARLEE KINE (This American Life) on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at "How I Learned To Say I'm Sorry." 
Singer, songwriter, comic, and all around performing gal, JESSICA DELFINO on Craigs List postings and the perfect mate at "How I Learned The Rules of Attraction: Stories About Online Dating."
Here I am--doing something, not sure what, maybe asking if my hair looks okay--at the online dating show.
And here is storytelling superstar BRAD LAWRENCE (The Moth) during his second How I Learned appearance, this time at "How I Learned The Rules of Attraction...."
Writer, storyteller and all around humorous person from Wisconsin ANDY ROSS (Real Characters) telling a funny and also sad story--my favorite kind--at "How I Learned To Say I'm Sorry."
Ladies being brought to tears--TO TEARS!--listening to Elissa Schappell at "How I Learned To Say I'm Sorry."
The one and only ELISSA SCHAPPELL (Blueprints For Building Better Girls). I mean, see above.
The great MS. JANICE ERLBAUM (Girlbomb) captivating us at what proved to be one moving night, "How I Learned To Say I'm Sorry."

Stay tuned for details about the January 25th show. 
Can't wait to see you!