Amanda Uhle with contributors - Dear McSweeney's

Tuesday, September 28, 7pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page

Left Bank Books welcomes Executive Director and Publisher of McSweeney’s
Amanda Uhle,
who will discuss 
Dear McSweeney's,
with contributors to the collection
on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on September 28th.
Contributors to the collection will join us for the conversation.
Contribitors will be announced.
Join us on our YouTube Live Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
About Dear McSweeney's: Two Decades of Letters to the Editor from Writers, Readers, and the Occasional Bewildered Consumer

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern has been printing issues since 1998, and sending them into the world with reckless faith. Now and then, the world writes back. In two decades and change, we've accumulated a heady archive of dispatches, pleas, confessions, treatises, ruminations, rants, raves, and the occasional misdirected customer service query. Collected here are one hundred installments from this sprawling many-to-one correspondence, including but not limited to musings on moths and mummies and macaroons, cats and armadillos and homicidal sea worms, and the arcana of Jerry Lewis's acting career. By turns poignant and absurd, these letters are a sparkling glimpse into the strange and unforgettable lives of McSweeney's readers.

Featuring letters by Sarah Vowell, Brandon Hobson, R.O. Kown, Jonathan Lethem, Jenny Odell, Hanif Abdurraqib, Julie Klausner, Thao Nguyen, Ana Marie Cox, Jason Polan, and dozens more.


About our Speakers

Amanda Uhle is Executive Director and Publisher of McSweeney’s, known for its award-winning quarterly literary journal, humor website and eclectic book publishing program. She is co-founder, with Dave Eggers, of The International Congress of Youth Voices. For more than 11 years, Uhle was executive director 826michigan, a nonprofit tutoring and writing center for school-aged students in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti. Trained as a journalist, she is the occasional host of the author interview radio program and podcast, Living Writers. She remains involved with numerous youth writing organizations in Michigan and around the world, supporting their fundraising and programming as a volunteer consultant. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Think Progress, LitHub, and other publications.


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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Published: McSweeney's - September 21st, 2021