Happy on sale day to one of my favorite authors, Rachel Shukert!!!
Everything Is Going to Be Great is Rachel’s memoir of her travels through Europe in her twenties. It is hilarious, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. Entertainment Weekly said that “[Everything is Going to be Great] comes off like a cross between David Sedaris and Chuck Palahniuk….lurking beneath the jabs and one-liners is an affecting—and pretty unforgettable—coming-of-age tale,” and Jezebel said “Rachel Shukert’s new memoir Everything Is Going To Be Great does something unfortunately rare in women’s writing: celebrating mistakes….what Everything affirms is that screwing up from time to time—or even a lot—doesn’t make you a terrible person.”
For those of you in New York City, Rachel will be reading tonight at McNally Jackson (52 Prince St). Then she will be partying (with the Harper Perennial team) at a party hosted by Tablet Magazine at a nearby bar. At Rachel’s last reading, I laughed so hard I cried. And I’m not just saying that. There were actual tears.
For those of you not in New York City, I promise to take incriminating photos.
And come back later this week for Rachel’s guest post about the family of mafia cats who lived in an abandoned house near her childhood home in Omaha.