Wendi Aarons: I'm Wearing Tunics Now

Event graphic of Wendi Aarons next to an image of the cover of I'm Wearing Tunics Now
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 7:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

Join us in celebrating Wendi Aaron’s new book I'm Wearing Tunics Now! She will be in conversation with Kathy Valentine. The event will include a moderated discussion, a reading, an audience Q&A, and a signing line. 

  • This event is ticketed via Eventbrite. 
    • Check in: 6:30 P.M.
    • Start time: 7 P.M. 
    • Run time: 45-60 minutes, followed by a signing line.
    • Location: The second floor of BookPeople.
  • The author will be signing and personalizing copies of the book after the speaking portion of the event.
    • In order to get a book signed, you must have purchased a ticket (which includes a copy of the book). 
  • If you are unable to attend:
    • We will hold your book at BookPeople for 30 days after the event. 
    • We cannot guarantee that your book will be signed. While we do our best to try and get all event books signed, priority is given to event attendees and any extra stock is dependent on the author’s availability. 
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary. 
  • If you have any other questions, please email us at online@bookpeople.com


An honest and hilarious memoir about second acts, self-acceptance, and celebrating what happens when a woman gets older, wiser, and a lot more excited by sales at Eileen Fisher.

A late bloomer who came to her career later in life, humorist Wendi Aarons shares the joys, stumbles, and outfit mishaps she’s experienced on her road to no longer giving a f***. It's a journey from chunky heels and bad choices from the juniors department to the panache of a comfortable linen tunic (metaphorically, but also literally), enjoying her second act and unapologetically chasing her dreams. With relatable personal anecdotes, an irresistible comedic voice, and inspirational takeaways—you, too, can find self-acceptance and also age-appropriate fashion pajamas—I’m Wearing Tunics Now is a comic memoir with humor and heart.


Wendi Aarons is an award-winning humor writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker Daily Shouts, McSweeneys Internet Tendency, US Weekly Fashion Police, Scary Mommy, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, and various other outlets. She is the author of the middle-grade book Ginger Mancino, Kid Comedian and the humorous memoir I’m Wearing Tunics Now, and a contributor to many anthologies. Her humor pieces have been performed by award-winning actresses including Uzo Aduba, Sharon Horgan, and Alison Brie of "Glow.” Wendi’s eponymous blog was named “Funniest Parenting Blog” by Parents Magazine and she was named “Most Entertaining Writer” at the Mom 2.0 Influencer conference. She both speaks on and teaches humor writing to both children and adults, and lives in Austin.


Kathy Valentine, a celebrated member of the Go-Go's and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is a lifelong musician and songwriter. Valentine also devotes her time to being an author, actor, producer, public speaker, and spokesperson. She currently lives in her hometown of Austin, Texas, with her daughter.

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