Mingle for a good cause!
Join relationship writers Greg Behrendt, (He's Just Not That Into You) Sascha Rothchild (How To Get Divorced By 30) and Lori Gottlieb (Marry Him: The Case For Settling For Mr. Good Enough) for an entertaining Q&A moderated by Joel Stein.
Stick around for beer, wine and flirting.
March 1, 2010
5364 Wilshire Blvd.
$25 (includes 1 drink ticket), All proceeds go to 826LA.
Books will available for purchase courtesy of Book Soup.
Greg Behrendt should be known for may things. He's a brilliant lifelong comedian who accidentally became the best selling co author of the inescapable He's Just Not That Into You. He was the host of the weirdly named Greg Behrendt Show and he's the musical force behind America's instrumental surf and ska combo the Reigning Monarchs and the foremost collector of small glass pig figurines or ("pigurines"). It is because of all these unique, memorable accomplishments that he is singularly recognized world wide as That Guy From That Thing! Enjoy him in person or at a great distance but enjoy him just the same!
Lori Gottlieb is the author Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, which The New York Times recently called "An unexpected delight... honest and darkly comic." An in-depth look at what really matters -- and what doesn't -- for long-term romantic happiness, MARRY HIM is also a Valentine's Day Oprah pick and has been optioned for film by Tobey Maguire for Warner Bros. Lori also wrote I Love You, Nice to Meet You, with The Daily Show's Kevin Bleyer; and the national bestseller, Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self, an American Library Association "Best Books 2001" selection. Stick Figure was optioned for film by Martin Scorsese, who described Lori’s quirky teen narrator as "Holden Caulfield goes on a misguided diet." Lori is also a frequent commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, and her radio features have aired on public radio’s This American Life, Weekend Edition, and Marketplace. As a journalist and columnist, Lori has written for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, People, The Atlantic, Elle, Glamour, Redbook, Self, Parents, Slate, and Salon. Fully aware that nobody is perfect and that she, too, is Ms. Good Enough, she is currently hoping to fall madly in love with her own Mr. Good Enough.
Sascha Rothchild grew up in Miami Beach where she did stuff. She then went to Boston College where she learned stuff. Right after graduating with a concentration in playwriting, she moved to Los Angeles to begin her writing career and found there was a whole lot more stuff to do and learn. Sascha has been featured on NPR’s This American Life, is on their best-of CD Hope and Fear, and has appeared in their series for Showtime. She is one of the original performers in the stage show Mortified and is published in Simon and Schuster’s Mortified book. Sascha is a television producer and writer and also periodically writes for LA Weekly, LA Times, Women’s Health Magazine and MSN. She keeps people entertained and offended with her weekly relationship blog for Psychology Today Magazine. Sascha's memoir, How To Get Divorced By 30, was recently published by Penguin. Sascha is currently in bed with Universal Studios to pen her latest feature film and not a day goes by that she doesn’t consume or wish she was consuming frozen yogurt.
Joel Stein grew up in Edison, N.J., went to Stanford and then worked for Martha Stewart for a year. After a year of fact-checking at various important publications (okay, Readers Digest Books and TV Guide), he got hired as a sports editor at Time Out New York, where they paid him to write sentences. He felt like the luckiest boy in the world. Two years later he lucked into a job as a staff writer for Time magazine, where over seven and a half years he wrote a dozen cover stories on subjects such as Michael Jordan, Las Vegas, the Internet bubble and — it being Time and he being a warm body in the office — low-carb diets. After teaching a class in humor writing at Princeton, he moved to L.A. at the beginning of 2005 to write a column for the Los Angeles Times and work as a sitcom writer. In addition to working for the failed show Crumbs, he has already had two failed pilots at ABC and hopes to expand into failed pilots at other networks. He still contributes to Time and whatever magazines allow him to. He just sold a book proposal to Grand Central about learning how to be a man.
When & Where
826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
With this in mind, we provide after-school and in-school tutoring, creative workshops, field trips, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.
All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.