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Live at Brookline Booksmith! Gary Janetti: Start Without Me

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Live and in person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the release of Start Without Me with writer Gary Janetti.

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Start Without Me: (I'll Be There in a Minute)

From New York Times bestselling author, Family Guy writer, and HBO star Gary Janetti comes Start Without Me, a collection of hilarious, laugh out loud, true life stories about the small moments that add up to a big life.

Gary Janetti is bothered. By a lot of things. And thank God he’s here to tell us.

In Start Without Me, Gary returns with his acid tongue firmly placed in cheek to the moments and times that defined him. From his coming of age in 1970’s Queens, to his stumbling toward adulthood, and love, in 90’s New York, and the digital world of today where you can happily live behind your phone. For Gary “most everything was wonderful. It was only tiny, little things,” that stuck like a sharp pebble in a shoe.

This laugh out loud collection of true-life stores from the man “behind his generation’s greatest comedy” (the New York Times) is for anyone who has ever felt like they don’t quite fit in. For all of us that have thought, just maybe, those small slights that life flings at us, over and over, are worth remembering. Start Without Me is a book for any of us that have felt the joy in holding a decade long grudge, which is to really say, this book is for all of us.

Gary Janetti is a four-time Emmy nominated writer and producer who is the showrunner and creator of HBOMax's The Prince. He got his start writing on several network series before joining Fox’s Family Guy where he was on the original writing staff and went on to pen many memorable episodes featuring Brian and Stewie. He then wrote on NBC’s Will & Grace, where he rose to executive producer and showrunner. Janetti also created, executive produced and wrote all episodes of the ITV/PBS British sitcom Vicious starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi. His popular Instagram account of over 900k followers has been featured and praised in such publications as the New York Times, People and Vanity Fair. Janetti’s first book, Do You Mind if I Cancel? became an instant New York Times bestseller. He lives in Los Angeles with his husband Brad Goreski. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter @garyjanetti.

About Brookline Booksmith

We are one of New England’s premier independent bookstores, family-owned and locally run since 1961. We offer an extensive selection of new, used, and bargain books; unique, beautiful gifts; award-winning events series; and specialty foods. Every day, we strive to foster community through the written word, represent a diverse range of voices and histories, and inspire conversations that enrich our lives. Find more at brooklinebooksmith.com!

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This event will take place in Brookline Booksmith's Used Book Cellar, which is only accessible by stair. If possible, the event will be livestreamed to Facebook. ASL interpretation may be provided (based on the availability of interpreters) but must be requested at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. Seats are limited. Please email us at tickets@brooklinebooksmith.com as soon as possible if you require ASL interpretation, guaranteed seating, or other accommodations. We will do our best to serve your needs!

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Please note that any Brookline Booksmith in-person event may be canceled by the bookstore, publisher, or author based on concerns about health and safety around the time of the event. Wherever possible, any in-person appearance canceled due to COVID will be moved to the Brookline Booksmith Zoom as a Webinar at the same date and time, and all tickets & registrations will be transferred to the online event. Book signing details may change. Refunds may be requested in the case of a virtual pivot or event cancelation.

At this time masks are required at Brookline Booksmith.

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