Monday, April 18, 2011

Mike Sacks at Powell's

Fans of Mike Sacks, author of Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason by Tin House Books, around Portland should make their way over to Powell’s City of Books next Thusday to hear what is certain to be a hilarious reading of the book by its author. Sacks has proven his wit in publications like Esquire, GQ, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair and retained enough ammunition to pack this collection with fifty-four short humor pieces which are often absurd, yet hilariously plausible.

Stefan Sirucek at the Huffington Post seemed most impressed by a piece titled ‘The Rejection of Anne Frank’ the oblivious publishers who have just rejected Frank's diary manuscript helpfully tell her to consider writing something more ‘book-club friendly’ and to focus on her ‘tween demographic.’” Steve Heisler at AV Club appeared to favor ‘Rules for My Cuddle Party’ which, “explains the ironclad restrictions of a makeshift orgy while delving into the filthy mistakes of previous ‘parties.’”

Filled with fifty-two other lists, stories and emails just as bizarre, Your Wildest Dreams is sure to leave readers in stitches. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Sacks in person and laugh at some of the best, weirdest comedy writing to come out in recent memory.

Sacks will be at Powell’s Thursday, April 28, 7:30 pm at 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon.

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