Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More readings

Continuing with the liteary theme today, catch Jonathan Ames when he comes to Cobble Hill's Book Court tomorrow, July 16.

The Brooklyn favorite reads from his eighth book, "The Double Life is Twice as Good," a hilarious, erotically charged, and insightful collection of articles, essays, cartoons, and short stories, out this week on Scribner.

With an HBO series based on this collection’s centerpiece, “Bored to Death”; a beloved novel, "The Extra Man," soon to be released as a movie starring John C. Reilly and Katie Holmes; a critically acclaimed graphic novel, "The Alcoholic"; and an ongoing series of strange literary and not-so-literary performance events, Ames has proven himself to be a writer of diverse and unusual talents.

In "The Double Life Is Twice as Good," Ames’s odd, Zelig-like life as a writer is on full display, as he covers the U.S. Open and a Goth music festival, profiles Marilyn Manson and Lenny Kravitz, gives a speech at an annual gathering of passionate corduroy lovers, and attends a class on how to better pleasure women. On the fiction side, the short stories feature plenty of eros, heartbreak, and sexualities of all stripes and inclinations.

It all starts at 7 p.m. at Book Court (163 Court Street). For more information, call 718-875-3677.


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