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Late Night with Book Lovers

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Event Chairs: Eileen Ladd and Dana Shapiro Spaeth

Big Time: Stories by Jen Spyra
Joining us live, virtually!
(Please note, the book contains adult themes and content.)

The debut collection of raucous, dark, strange, satirical stories from the former Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer and New Yorker contributor, featuring a foreword by Stephen Colbert. A bride so desperate to get in shape for her wedding that she enrolls in a new kind of workout program that promises the moon but costs more than she bargained for. A snowman who, on the wish of a child, comes to life in a decidedly less savory way than in the childhood classic. And in the title story, a time-hopping 1940s starlet tries to claw her way to the top in modern-day Hollywood, despite being ridiculously unwoke. In this uproarious, addictive debut, Jen Spyra takes a culture that seems almost beyond parody and holds it up to a funhouse mirror, immersing the reader in a world of prehistoric influencers, woodland creatures plagued by millennial neuroses, and an all-out birthday bash determined to be the most lavish celebration of all time, by any means necessary.

“Jen Spyra’s stories are shocking, silly, smart, and absurdly funny. Underline both those words, I don’t care how much it costs!”—Tina Fey

Insider Tip: We highly recommend listening to the audiobook version of Big Time: Stories for an even more entertaining experience. It is narrated by Jen Spyra, Stephen Colbert, Dan Stevens, Lauren Lapkus, Matt Rogers, Thomas Whittington.


October 27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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