Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Why We Broke Up

Did you hear? We're hosting Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) and Maira Kalman on February 2nd at 7.00 pm for their new book, WHY WE BROKE UP.
It'll be at the Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park which is an awesome venue, really comfortable, and can hold a lot of people

For those of you who don't know anything about the book, here's back cover copy:
Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

We can’t tell you how excited we are for this event. And you can imagine how long the signing line will be. The good news is that we are giving out signing line tickets with every copy of the book you buy from Kepler’s. And these tickets will be numbered. So the earlier you buy the book, the less time you will spend in line waiting to meet and get your book signed by Daniel and Maira. Can’t get better than that!

If you want to order onine click here

And click here to go to Entertainment Weekly to watch a video of Daniel at Grand Central Station interviewing people about their own breakups. It's hilarious.

Finally we have a bulletin board in the store filling up with postcards on which people have written their own break up stories. I'll take a photo later this week and post it. If you would like to add yours story to our bulletin board either come in to the store and fill out a postcard, or add your story to the comments beneath and I can fill it out for you! Let your story be heard!


Michael Offutt, Visitor from the Future said...

I wish I could go. :(

Bookgeek said...

And it was just announced that it is a Printz Honor book winner!