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Closing Keynote Event with Allie Brosh

Posted By Nicki Leone, Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Eight Regional Bookselling Associations Present
Closing Keynote Event with Allie Brosh

The eight regional bookseller associations are working together this fall to present a special trade show season Closing Keynote event with author and artist Allie Brosh. Independent booksellers are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm ET. Brosh will discuss SOLUTIONS AND OTHER PROBLEMS (Gallery Books; 9/22/20) with Jenny Lawson, author of Broken (in the best possible way) (Henry Holt and Co.; 4/6/21) and owner of Nowhere Bookshop in San Antonio, following an introduction by Mary Laura Philpott, author of I Miss You When I Blink. There will be an opportunity for audience questions.

Allie Brosh

Allie Brosh’s critically acclaimed debut, Hyperbole and a Half, introduced readers to her inimitable voice, impeccable comic instincts, and preternatural ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple drawings. By turns moving, droll, and darkly funny—with unforgettable meditations on depression that somehow manage to be all of the above, the book was a #1 Indie Next Pick and #1 Indie Bestseller.

An Indie Next Pick for October, SOLUTIONS AND OTHER PROBLEMS is an entirely original, full-color collection of autobiographical, illustrated essays, encompassing hilarious stories from Brosh’s childhood; the adventures of her simple, yet sneaky, pets; a meticulous dissection of her own character flaws and drastic measures to eradicate them; incisive essays on powerlessness, loneliness, and grief; and reflections on the absurdity of everyday life.

This virtual event will be held via Zoom Webinar, and access will be limited to association member booksellers only. Booksellers may register for free now, via this LINK. Attendance will be limited 500, with a waiting list. Approved registered attendees will receive a Zoom Webinar link prior to the event.

Special thanks to Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster for their support.

Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, is an imprint dedicated to publishing a variety of must-read books on a wide array of topics. Launched in 2010, Gallery is designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones—in both fiction and nonfiction. Gallery Books is the publisher of The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish, Melania and Me by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, One by One and The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe, The Problem with Everything by Meghan Daum, The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and Five Presidents by Clint Hill.

Simon & Schuster, a ViacomCBS Company, is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at

Publisher contact:
Jessica Roth, Associate Director of Publicity

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