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**Please note we'll be closing at 8pm on July 4th to celebrate the holiday! We'll be back open at 9am on July 5th!**
We will also host BookPeople's first ever MUSTACHE CONTEST at this event, sponsored by Birds Barbershop!
Fella's, groom those 'staches because we'll be giving away Bird's gift cards to 3 lucky winners. Birds, Hodgman & BP will serve as judges.
This just in: The one and only NEAL POLLACK will join Hodgman at this event!
Tickets are required to reserve a seat at this event. Seat tickets for this event will go on sale Tuesday, November 1st, when BookPeople opens at 9am. The cost of a ticket is $28 (the cost of one copy of That Is All with tax) and will entitle the bearer to one seat at the event, one copy of That Is All, and priority in the signing line. Tickets will be available in-store and over the phone (512-472-5050), but not online.
Seating is limited, so buy your ticket early! If standing is more your thing, we will have room for that. There is no charge for those who see fit to balance themselves on their own two feet for the duration of this event.About the book: John Hodgman-bestselling author, The Daily Show's "Resident Expert", minor television celebrity, and deranged millionaire-brings us the third and final installment in his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. Like its predecessors, That Is All compiles incredibly handy made-up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes. It picks up exactly where More Information left off-specifically, at page 596-and finally completes COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE, just in time for the return of Quetzalcoatl and the end of human history in 2012.
John Hodgman lives in New York City, where he curates and hosts “The Little Gray Book Lectures,” a monthly colloquium of readings, songs, and dubious scholarship. He is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and a frequent voice on public radio’s This American Life. Further fiction, nonfiction, and genres in between have appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, One-Story, and The Believer. He has performed at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, as well as on the great stages of Chicago, Philadelphia, and London’s Barbican.
Many thanks to the fine folks at Birds Barbershop for partnering with us to make this a mustache-friendly event.
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