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TOUR SCHEDULE
NEW YORK, NY  
Tuesday, September 10
7:30
BAM/Unbound Series co-sponsored by Greenlight
In Conversation with Laura Miller
Harvey Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music
651 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

TICKETS REQUIRED.
Contact:
Phone: 718/246-0200 or jessica@greenlightbookstore.com
ALBANY, NY  
Wednesday, September 11
8:00pm
NY State Writers Institute
Reading & Signing
Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
University at Albany, Albany, NY
NEW YORK, NY  
Thursday, September 12
7:00pm
Barnes & Noble Upper West Side
Reading & Signing
2289 Broadway (& 82nd St), New York, NY
SEATTLE, WA  
Thursday, September 19
1:00pm
Third Place Books
Lunchtime Reading & Signing
6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA
7:00pm Elliott Bay Bookstore
Reading & Signing
Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
LOS ANGELES, CA  
Tuesday, September 24
8:00pm
Skirball Cultural Center
Reading & Signing
In Conversation with Madeline Brand
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  
Thursday, September 26
7:00pm
Book Passage
Reading & Signing
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925
Friday, September 27
7:00pm
Books Inc (Opera Plaza)
Reading & Signing
In Conversation with Daniel Handler
601 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, September 28
7:30pm
Moe’s Bookstore
Reading & Signing
2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
WASHINGTON, DC  
Thursday, October 3
7:00pm
Politics & Prose
Reading & Signing
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
NEW YORK, NY  
Friday, October 4
7:00pm
New Yorker Festival
In conversation with Gary Shteyngart
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street, NY NY
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CA  
Sunday, October 6
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Toronto Reference Library Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
Discussion with Michael Enright
789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
BOSTON, MA  
Thursday, October 10
6:00pm
Harvard Bookstore/
Reading & Signing
1256 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02138
Friday, October 11
7:00pm
NYU Creative Writing Fall Series
Reading & Signing
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W. 10th Street (btw 5th & 6th Aves), New York, NY 10011
TULSA, OK  
Thursday, October 24
7:00pm
Booksmart Tulsa
Reading & Signing
B’nai Emunah Synagogue, 1719 S Owasso Ave, Tulsa, OK
AUSTIN, TX  
Friday, October 25 7:00pm Book People
Reading & Signing
603 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78703

   
   
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FEAR OF MUSIC
A virtuoso performance by a writer at the peak of his powers, tackling one of his great obsessions: Talking Heads.


It's the summer of 1979. A fifteen-year-old boy listens to WNEW on the radio in his bedroom in Brooklyn. A monotone voice (it's the singer's) announces into dead air in between songs "The Talking Heads have a new album, it's called Fear of Music" – and everything spins outward from that one moment.

Jonathan Lethem treats Fear of Music (the third album by the Talking Heads, and the first produced by Brian Eno) as a masterpiece – edgy, paranoid, funky, addictive, rhythmic, repetitive, spooky and fun. He scratches obsessively at the album's songs, guitars, rhythms, lyrics, packaging, downtown origins, and legacy, showing how Fear of Music hints at the directions (positive and negative) the band would take in the future. Lethem transports us again to the New York City of another time – tackling one of his great adolescent obsessions and illuminating the ways in which we fall in and out of love with works of art.


“His achievement in Fear of Music is to let his personal passion for the album inform his thoughts on it with a vital urgency, without ever allowing those feelings to run rampant and obscure the work at hand. …[It is] a powerful piece of scholarship on a band that deserves, and whose work holds up to, close examination of the serious kind Lethem does here. [Lethem] revels in Fear of Music's strain, the way it encompasses punk and disco, aggression and passivity, paranoia and resolve, gleefully dancing its way off the brink. This ain't no party, indeed.”
The Atlantic

“The collision of Lethem and Talking Heads makes perfect sense. Both can't escape being identified with New York – or, in Lethem's case, Brooklyn – and despite working in disparate modes, each brings the formalism and precision of the high arts to popular forms.”
Salon.com


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A cornucopia of remarks
on art, plagiarism, used bookstores, James Brown, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, grafitti, Donald Sutherland's buttocks, the difference between White Elephants and Termites, why superhero movies are no genre at all, and the problem of being a novelist in the 21st century.

arriving nov 8 · find out more
THE EXEGESIS OF PHILIP K DICK
Edited by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem
Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick's brilliant, and epic, final work.
ARRIVING NOV 7 · FIND OUT MORE>