Friday Night, Book Cellar

Many thanks to Patrick Somerville for inviting me along for The Pale King release event Friday night at Chicago’s perfect Book Cellar. Details here, but know that Adam Levin is reading, he behind the gigantic and unanimously adored The Instructions,¬†and Marcus Sakey, a man I do not know from Adam(s) but look forward to meeting, and Jon Baskin, whose essay on Wallace I taught the shit out of a year ago in my large, terrifying Infinite Jest class at SAIC.

The event is free and will surely be full of laughter and insight, our Chicago take on events scheduled around the country to celebrate this rather phenomenal piece of literature (see extensive thoughts on the book below). Hope to see you.

2 Responses to “Friday Night, Book Cellar”

  1. Caleb says:

    Hey Kyle-

    I just finished read your article in St. Louis magazine, “A Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land.” Awesome, awesome stuff. It’s easy to spend a full day reading crap on the internet (I mean, uh, working) without stumbling onto anything of substance, skill, or thought, but your article made my day.

    Too bad you’re a Cardinal fan. Though… that was written in 2010 so I can only assume that the good-looking Wrigley girls have converted you over to the right side. Read: winning! duh!


  2. kyle says:

    Caleb, man, thanks for the note. I can’t tell you how much fun I had writing that essay, so I’m glad you got a kick out of it. And as I’m sitting here on the couch, deciding whether to go try and scalp tickets to tonight’s game, you’ve given me some things to think about.

    Like “right” and “good-looking” and “side” and a few others. I think I’ll go.

    Thanks again,

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