Offsite: Leslie Stein: Brooklyn's Last Secret w/ Isaac Fitzgerald

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Offsite: Leslie Stein: Brooklyn's Last Secret w/ Isaac Fitzgerald

“The most realistic and entertaining band-on-tour story that I’ve read...Sign me up for the European tour!” —Mark Ibold, Pavement

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The Invisible Dog Art Center 51 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

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About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Event guidelines:

  • Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED at check in. We accept photos, physical cards, electronic cards, and appointment confirmations.
  • All attendees are encouraged to wear face masks.
  • Tickets are limited to restrict capacity.
  • A signing will follow the talk.
  • Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
  • Home address is collected for contact tracing purposes; it will not be used otherwise.
  • This event will be livestreamed via YouTube live here: https://youtu.be/mB8d6eqeJyA
  • As a reminder: If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the event; email us and we'll work it out.

If you have any questions regarding these guidelines or to request accessibility accommodations, please contact eventhelp@booksaremagic.net.

A rip-roaring journey through the highs and lows of tour life.

Welcome aboard the tour van of Major Threat—Brooklyn’s finest rock band yet to catch a break—as they traverse the US of A on a last-ditch summer festival tour. On drums we’ve got "band dad" Ed, the stoic drummer who keeps bumping into tech bro coworkers that he can't quite relate to. On bass, there’s Paul, a man of mostly mystery, who drinks hard and yet manages to glide through life, intelligible to no one except energy-drink–guzzling Marco, the baby of the band and newest replacement lead singer. And of course there's the gentle and serene Lilith, a weed–lollipop–sucking, stuffed-animal–backpack–wearing guitarist healing from heartbreak.

There’s sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, sure, but there are also tender moments as the motley crew take turns behind the wheel, compiling lists of the hottest hunks and best guitar riffs to pass the miles. From tour fashion to breakdowns—mechanical and emotional—Leslie Stein holds no bars in this incredibly funny and heartfelt love letter meets parody of life on the road.

Her first full-length fiction, Brooklyn's Last Secret expertly showcases Stein’s trademark cocktail of charm, wit, and whimsey, leaving readers decidedly affected by their time spent in her world.

This event is presented in collaboration with Drawn & Quarterly

Leslie Stein is the cartoonist of the LA Times Book Prize Award winning Present, as well as I Know You Rider, Bright-Eyed at Midnight, and the Eye of the Majestic Creature series. Her comics have been featured on The New Yorker and in Houghton Mifflin's Best American Comics anthology, among other publications. Originally from Evanston, Illinois, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she has been playing music with friends since 2002.

Isaac Fitzgerald is the New York Times bestselling author of Dirtbag, Massachusetts (winner of a New England Book Award). He appears frequently on The Today Show and is also the author of the bestselling children’s book How to Be a Pirate as well as the co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (winner of an IACP Award). His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire, The Guardian, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and numerous other publications. He lives in Brooklyn and is currently working on his next book, American Dionysus, forthcoming from Knopf.