Paul Auster to launch new memoir in DUMBO


Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self in “Winter Journal,” internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster now remembers the experience of his development from within through the encounters of his interior self with the outer world in “Report from the Interior.” Auster will appear in Brooklyn to read from his book and to present […]

November 14, 2013

‘My Heart is an Idiot’: Essays on heartache and humor


Events, Non-fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on author Davy Rothbart, who is, without question, a lovable romantic. In the sixteen autobiographical essays that make up his book “My Heart is an Idiot” (Picador; September, 2013), Rothbart wears his heart on his sleeve. In spite of his distasteful practical jokes and ridiculous schemes, Rothbart wins over his readers with […]

September 23, 2013

Rolling Stone columnist on karaoke as cure for heartbreak


Events, Non-fiction

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported that longtime Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield, a Brooklynite whose 2007 debut memoir “Love is a Mix Tape” earned critical raves, will release on Tuesday “Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke” (HarperCollins; August 6, 2013). The author will appear Tuesday evening at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena for a book launch party. A sequel to Sheffield’s first book, […]

August 5, 2013

Brooklyn author publishes ‘Mad Men for the literary world’


Events, Non-fiction

  Brooklyn Eagle recently reported on “Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus & Giroux” (Simon & Schuster; Hardcover; Aug. 6, 2013) – which Junot Diaz has aptly referred to as “Mad Men for the literary world”. In this book, Brooklyn-based New York magazine editor Boris Kachka delivers […]

August 1, 2013

Brooklyn journalist uncovers story of Topsy the elephant


Events, History, Non-fiction, Q&A

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn-based journalist Michael Daly has recently published “Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked-Tailed Elephant, P. T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison” (Atlantic Monthly Press), in which he uncovers the truth surrounding the story of Topsy,  a baby elephant who was smuggled into the U.S. and fraudulently named […]

July 16, 2013

Chuck Klosterman to speak in Cobble Hill


Events, Non-fiction

Latest collection examines the ‘antihero’ According to Brooklyn Eagle, Acclaimed author Chuck Klosterman, best known for his collection “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto”, will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on July 10 to discuss his latest book, “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined).” In this new collection […]

July 9, 2013

The Roots drummer, ‘Questlove’ to launch memoir in DUMBO


Fiction, Memoir, Non-fiction

From powerHouse Arena Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the drummer and co-founder of the Grammy award-winning hip hop band The Roots, will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on June 20 to discuss his new memoir “Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.” New Yorker editor Ben Greenman, who co-wrote the book, will speak on Thursday as well. In this punch-drunk-on-culture memoir, Ahmir Thompson tells […]

June 19, 2013

Famed photographer and musician collaborate on book


Events, Non-fiction

From Akashic Books Both a book and a traveling exhibition of photographs, “Hard Art, DC 1979” (Trade Cloth, Pub. date June 4), presents Lucian Perkins’ snapshots of the 1979 music scene in Washington, DC.  That year, a soon-to-erupt punk scene took hold in DC, with bands like the Bad Brains, Trenchmouth, Teen Idles, the Untouchables, […]

June 17, 2013

Young Brooklyn author on how to ‘make it’ as a writer


Events, Non-fiction, Q&A

  Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Alida Nugent, a Brooklyn writer who, in the first chapter of her new book, jokes, “In this day and age, big dreams are the first step down a long, lonely path to disappointment.”  Nugent’s humorous collection — aptly titled “Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething’s (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood” — […]

May 8, 2013

Brooklyn comedian to publish ‘New Rules for Blondes’


Events, Memoir, Non-fiction

Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Selena Coppock, a (blonde) Brooklyn-based writer and comedian who decided to reclaim the blonde identity. Recognizing that the modern blonde has a reputation — whether characterized as dumb, ditzy, or wild — Coppock set out to disprove such illogical associations by writing a book titled “The New Rules for Blondes: Highlights […]

April 22, 2013

Haiti’s AP journalist to speak in Brooklyn


Events, Non-fiction

  According to Brooklyn Eagle, AP journalist and author Jonathan M. Katz will be joining Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) on Wednesday, April 24, to discuss his new book “The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster.” The conversation is part of HCX’s An n’ Pale […]

April 18, 2013