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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
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Human Being.

Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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What are you doing tomorrow night?

Answer: you are coming to Brooklyn, to see me.

Also some other people.

No, but seriously. Tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m. I will be at Soda Bar with Heather, Doug, Sarah, and Greg. (Scott, aka Pretty Rambo, will be there as well.) We will be there to sign copies of Things I Learned About My Dad (In Therapy), which you might notice over there in the right-hand column.(If you like you can BUY A COPY AND THEN WRITE SOMETHING NICE ON AMAZON. No pressure. Do it. Doitdoitdoit.)

And that's not all! After the Soda Bar festivities, we will be moseying a few blocks away to Cringe, the monthly reading hosted by Ms. Sarah Brown. Supposedly I will be reading something at this event. It seems incredible to me that I will be able to scrape myself off the ground and shower by tomorrow, much less get to Brooklyn, much less talk to people and write my name on things and then get up in front of friends and strangers and read my pre-teen tribute to Billy Joel. But I have promised, and at least I'll be able to have a drink, or four.

Isn't it nice when someone tells you what you're doing? All that confusion about what's to come—all of it has been washed away. It's all so clear, now. Brooklyn, you, me. See you there.

Reader Comments (48)

Sometimes it is nice to be told what you're doing, especially when you don't feel like deciding yourself. I wish I COULD come! Alas, I am WAY TOO FAR AWAY to get to Brooklyn tomorrow night, but I will be thinking about how much I would enjoy having a drink with you. Good luck tomorrow.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclarabella
Good luck and have fun tomorrow! Being around that witty group of folks is sure to lift your spirits. It may even lift other things like your shirt. ;-)
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdee
This is going to be a great distraction for you. Let your people take care of you.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSara
I don't suppose you will have copies available to buy on the spot, will you??
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYoshi
I agree with others, I think this will be good for you--a distraction, some good friends who know what you're going through, and surely much alcohol. I mean, heck, Dooce will be there, right? PARTY. I wish I could be there. . .

May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTara
hang in there, alice. i'd be there if i weren't stuck out here in sf. think of a public reading as a way to get the accolades you so richly deserve.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkommishoner
Is that an Office reference? Just say yes. Say yes. Do it. Do it! I hope so, because then at least I know you have a chance for 30 minutes on Thursdays of getting a smile. :) If not, ditto everyone else, just have a drink and let the other folks do the hard work!
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
If I could afford a plane ticket from Alabama to Brooklyn I would SO be there! That sounds like such a fun, grown up thing to do – Yes, grown up...I'm around my 2-year-old son all the time (not complaining, really!) and would love some grown up time activities. So, take lots of pictures and post them...what's that saying about living vicariously...
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGudgrlal
Brooklyn is definitely The Place to Be tomorrow evening. Congrats to all of you!
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
Almost three years later, I'm feeling all those First Year After Leaving Brooklyn emotions. You will be around the corner from my old place and I'm stuck up here in Maine. Blast!

And, many deep bows to you for actually leaving the house this week. I'm sure I couldn't muster the same internal fortitude. Best of luck to you.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermadge
Oh hilarity, I would LOVE to hear you read your pre-teen tribute to Billy Joel (if indeed that wasn't just a figurative reference to the silly things we write when we're fourteen...). I can only imagine. Unfortunately, I am nowhere near Brooklyn.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhi kooky
Thank you, Alice, for materializing on my street.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWeeze
Wish I could be there...

Hope it's just what you need.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
Starsky & Hutch - Do it, do it. DO IT.

Have fun, Alice!
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Hi Alice,

I'm slow off the draw, so I didn't get to comment on your last few posts, but please add my warm thoughts to the 800 or so you're already feeling. My heart hurts for you. The internet has got your back.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKat
Friends are good that way. So is Brooklyn.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna Schmidt
Sadly I don't live on the proper coast. But I think that THE INTERNET is right--it's nice to have people plan your day for you.

Still thinking of you!
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Grace
Would love to come, but the 7,000 mile intercontinental round trip is a bit of a bind.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfatboyfat
I wish. I hope all the support you're going to get soothes your soul at least a bit.

May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDawn
Give me a month's notice next time and I'll come and buy you a drink.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAntonia
And you're going to give me a ride? Really? I'd have thought that would be too much, but if you insist.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
It kills me that I live so closely to Brooklyn and yet I can't go. Damn college finals! I hope it goes well though. Have fun!

P.S. - Already ordered my copy on Amazon and I will definitely be leaving a positive review when I'm done.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
There will be copies for sale at the signing.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Brown
Alice, I just finished the book tonight (I had pre-ordered it ages ago and totally forgotten about it until it showed up on my porch, seemingly unannounced). I really liked it. In general I'm not the biggest fan of essay collections, but this one was really good, and the entries really came together to make a cohesive point.

TBH, though, I did not enjoy the last two essays. I thought they were a little off from the rest of the entries but I'm not quite sure why.
May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa C.
So close, and yet so far... from Queens to Brooklyn. I think I can do this, bedtime is at 8 and Daddy should be home! Wahoo.
May 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjanny226

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