"Hostess Blaise Allysen Kearsley makes sure to keep it awkwardly funny."
- CBS New York
"Hip and energetic."
- Time Out New York Critics' Pick
"...Always hilarious, sometimes touching, and without fail entertaining."
- Brooklyn Magazine
"A celebrated series."
- The New York Times
"If you've never been, it's the best and you should go."
- Midnight Breakfast
"Best show ever."
- Joe Veix, Death and Taxes
"The night proves that, with time and liquor, some of the most painful lessons make the best stories."
- Electric Literature's The Outlet
"Two times now your show has renewed my faith in this whole [storytelling] endeavor and what it means in the world. Thank you."
– David Crabb, Bad Kid
"Each [show I went to] was a packed, standing room only crowd that would be lit on fire as the show progressed... Storytellers are permitted to read--if that's how their material is served best--which means it also draws a lot of brilliant writers."
- Ophira Eisenberg, NPR's Ask Me Another
"Had a great time at How I Learned last night! Packed to the rafters!"
"One of the best reading series the Big Apple, and possibly the world, has ever known."
- NBC New York
"Quasi-social events where literature meets comedy meets performance."
- Brooklyn News Service
"The founder of the How I Learned series, Blaise Allysen Kearsley, is a charming host with an irrepressible, humming little laugh that seems to be a compromise she’s made with some wicked guffaw within."
- Rachel Lyon, LitWrap
-The L Magazine
"One of my favorite shows in all of New York."
- Dana Rossi, The Soundtrack Series
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Own This City, Books and Comedy.
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The Brooklyn Paper: 'Long-running storytelling night relocates to Brooklyn'
Brokelyn: 'The LES' Loss is Brooklyn's Gain'
Time Out New York: 'Say Goodbye to Happy Ending with Special Guests'
The Lo-Down: 'Saying Farewell to Happy Ending'
Used New York City: 'Who's Saying What at the Happy Ending Lounge'
Named one of the Best Reading Series by Time Out New York.
How I Learned gets a nod from The New York Freakin' Times.
Best New York Comedy
F*cked in Park Slope
Park Slope Stoop