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My Parents Were Awesome by Eliot Glazer April 5th

NEWSFLASH:
Your mom and dad weren’t always parents
.

They used to be people—and they were awesome. Eliot Glazer visits The powerHouse Arena (Brooklyn) with his new book based on his popular blog
 MY PARENTS WERE  AWESOME
to convince you that your parents were once Awesome, too.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5th, 2011.


He’ll be joined by Rachel Shukert, Rachel Sklar, and Dave Itzkoff with stand-up from Giulia Rozzi.

About “My Parents Were Awesome”:

They bathed you. They fed you. They raised you to become the person you are today. Your parents are an integral part of your story. But guess what? They have a story too—one that started long before you entered the picture. Before embarrassing fanny packs and Lite FM, there was a time when Mom and Dad were young and carefree—just like you. They were also fun and flirty, full of hope and desire and effortlessly cool.

Based on the wildly popular website, My Parents Were Awesome shares heartwarming and hilarious essays by sons and daughters—including Jamie Deen, Christian Lander, Dave Itzkoff, Katherine Center, Laurie Notaro, and Holly Peterson—who tell tales of their folks before babies, mortgages, and receding hairlines: the mom and dad who traveled by VW bus to see Led Zeppelin for $1, the grandmother whose halter top and shorts belied her perfect demeanor, the father whose wanderlust passed down to his equally nomadic daughter. Accompanied by treasured vintage photographs, these stories will make you laugh, melt your heart, and spark your own reflections of Mom and Dad.


 Tuesday, April 5 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm   @   The Powerhouse Arena
37 Main Street    in D.U.M.B.O.   Brooklyn, NY
There will be a Q&A, as well as readings from Dave Itzkoff, Rachel Shukert, and Rachel Sklar, and stand-up comedy courtesy of contributor Giulia Rozzi.

 There will also be wine!  
Free wine!  Like Ancient Greece!


·  Originally created as a website with over 10,000 submissions, 1,600 postings, and 1.2 million unique visitors myparentswereawesome.com is an Internet phenomenon; The site became an instant hit, with features on NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox News, ABC News and more. And now Glazer combines the spontaneity and nuance of old photographs with stories by sons and daughters in a heartwarming collection of essays.


·  MY PARENTS WERE AWESOME is now a book published by Random House and includes 40 essays with pictures of moms and dads from authors including the son of Paula Deen, New York Times columnist Dave Itzkoff, Onion News Network writer Aaron Khefeits, Christian Lander (the author of Stuff White People Like) and many more;

Eliot Glazer is a gay writer, producer, and comedian. He  blogs for MTV’s Buzzworthy and is an editor at the humor website Urlesque.com. He performs regularly at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade.


BUY THE BOOK!
My Parents Were Awesome: Before Fanny Packs and Minivans, They Were People Too


Best Gay New York.com

Gay New York 2nd Annual Rainbow Book Fair Saturday March 27th

This weekend  will be  2nd Annual  RAINBOW    BOOK     FAIR
held at The Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies (CLAGS) at CUNY,
The City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue,
on the concourse level of the beautiful old B. Altman Building
at 34th Street in Manhattan.

This is the largest LGBT book event in America, and it is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Be a part of the most exciting lgbt book event in the U.S. Join authors, poets, publishers, university presses, and the entire reading and writing community in this diverse spectacular of words, images, and talent. With over 8,000 square feet of exhibitions, events, mingling, and meeting authors and readers like yourself.

Combining author readings, poetry performance, academic panels on the past and future of lgbt literature and publishing, specialized events for genre readers and writers, and something for all of our community, the 2nd Annual Rainbow Book Fair will put the snap and sparkle back into book reading. Meet hundreds of authors and publishers and thousands of readers from all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.

BEST  OF  GAY  NEW  YORK