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April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
An Evening with Patricia Marx & Roz Chast
Come meet contributor to the New Yorker of over 30 years, former SNL writer, Princeton University professor and the first woman to ever be elected to the Harvard Lampoon, Patricia Marx, and New Yorker staff cartoonist of over 800 cartoons, Roz Chast, as they talk about their latest book collaboration Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?
Every mother knows best, but Patty Marx’s knows better! Patty has never been able to shake her mother’s one-line witticisms from her brain, so she’s collected them into a book, accompanied by full color illustrations by Roz Chast.
If you feel guilty about throwing away leftovers, put them in the back of your refrigerator for five days and then throw them out.
If you run out of food at your dinner party, the world will end.
When traveling, call the hotel from the airport to say there aren’t enough towels in your room and, by the way, you’d like a room with a better view.
Why don’t you write my eulogy now so I can correct it?
In conversation with TARA GILANI the Trend Tracker®
About the Authors:
Patricia Marx has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1989. She is a former writer for “Saturday Night Live” and “Rugrats,” and is the author of several books, including Let’s Be Less Stupid, Him Her Him Again The End of Him, and Starting from Happy. Marx was the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon. She has taught screenwriting and humor writing at Princeton, New York University, and Stonybrook University. She was the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again. She is the author of Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York and Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
About the Moderator:
Tara Gilani AKA The Trend Tracker® is an Emmy Award winning TV reporter, a writer of substance and snark, a PR guru. Style and pop culture is her claim to fame. Witty and wise, eccentric and edgy, her hobbies include: Vodka, hors d’ oeuvres, truth-telling. Gilani lives in Coral Gables with her beloved “son,” a Shih Tzu named “Cujo.” Tara is working on her tell-all memoir. It’s called: “Google Me.”