An Evening with Patricia Marx & Amanda Stern
October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5 – $10
Patricia Marx is a staff writer for the New Yorker and a former writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats. Her two novels (Him Her Him Again The End of Him and Starting From Happy) were Thurber Prize Finalists. Her children’s book Now Everybody Really Hates Me was the first and only winner of the Friedrich Medal, an award made up by Marx and named after her air-conditioner. Her most recent book was Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties. She was the first woman on the Harvard Lampoon and is a recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship. She has taught at Princeton, Columbia, Stony Brook, and New York University, but mainly she does errands and looks things up on Wikipedia.
Amanda Stern was born in New York City and raised in Greenwich Village. She’s the author of The Long Haul and eleven books for children written under the pseudonyms Fiona Rosenbloom and AJ Stern. In 2003, she founded the Happy Ending Music and Reading Series, which she ran until 2016, at Joe’s Pub and later at Symphony Space. Her new book, Little Panic: Dispatches From an Anxious Life, is a memoir about growing up with an undiagnosed panic disorder in Etan Patz-era Greenwich Village. It was published in June by Grand Central Publishing.