September 16, 2011 Comments Off on Bedtime story
Yesterday evening, I had another This-Is-Why-I-Love-New-York experience. Anders Nilsen visited 192 Books to talk about his work. I’ve been a fan of his comics for a long time and since he published his newest collection, which was written up in the New York Times Book Review, he’s been getting a lot of attention. Currently, he’s touring and made a pit-stop at the bookstore where I’ve had the opportunity to hear three of my favorite authors read (along with Anders, Debbie Eisenberg and Tobias Wolff). The weather turned chilly after a rain shower and the wind picked up, which made it even more perfect to snuggle into a book talk in a cozy, quiet space. There were only a few people who braved the cold, which made the evening feel more like an intimate conversation than a lecture. Anders read several small sections from his book and I felt the comfort of childhood, a reading before bedtime.