Stephen’s Pick: DAVE HILL DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

This post comes from our former bookseller Steven Warren. There are a number of high water marks that a person hits on the way to actual, mental adulthood. Things like financial independence, the onset of bodily failure, and becoming genuinely annoyed by teenagers and their antics are all telltale signs of maybe kind of being … Continue reading Stephen’s Pick: DAVE HILL DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

Steven W. on JEN KIRKMAN’S I Know What I’m Doing — and Other Lies I Tell Myself

This post comes from former BookPerson Steven Warren. Jen Kirkman will perform and sign her new book in Austin at The North Door this Friday, April 22 at 8PM. The event is open to all ages. TICKETS (via Transmission Entertainment) Forty is the age when a lot of people start to get a little comfortable, … Continue reading Steven W. on JEN KIRKMAN’S I Know What I’m Doing — and Other Lies I Tell Myself

NICK OFFERMAN Comes to BookPeople!

A cherry to top your Friday: Nick Offerman, know not only for his hilarious portrayal of Ron Swanson on NBC’s Parks and Recreation but also his best-selling books, will be will in-store Wednesday, June 3 at 7PM. Offerman will discuss his upcoming Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Trouble Makers and will hang … Continue reading NICK OFFERMAN Comes to BookPeople!

Book Review – FURIOUS COOL: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him

Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him by David Henry & Joe Henry Reviewed by Steve(n) Richard Pryor was a spearhead of righteous anger, a mad poet, and an inflammatory missile of social justice. He was a drug-addled demon, a rampaging tyrant, and a catastrophic force of destructive violence. He was a misunderstood prophet, … Continue reading Book Review – FURIOUS COOL: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him

Stand Up Sit Down Book Club is Burning Down the House

~post by Steve(n) If you are even the slightest bit geeky or obsessive about comedy, then you have probably found yourself at some point in your life wondering why exactly it was that maverick comedian Richard Pryor set himself on fire and ran screaming through the California suburbs in 1980. It may surprise you to … Continue reading Stand Up Sit Down Book Club is Burning Down the House

BREAKING: A (Not At All) Exclusive Q&A with Anchorman & Literary Legend Ron Burgundy

Let Me Off at the Top: My Classy Life & Other Musings, the riveting new memoir from Anchorman and Literary Legend Ron Burgundy, hits our shelves in a storm of mahogany-scented wonder this Tuesday, November 19. In the most highly anticipated book of the year, Burgundy reveals his most private thoughts, his triumphs and his disappointments. … Continue reading BREAKING: A (Not At All) Exclusive Q&A with Anchorman & Literary Legend Ron Burgundy

Richard Pryor is FURIOUS COOL: Q&A with David & Joe Henry

Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him. As he puts it: "It's an illuminating look at the life and times of the greatest comedian of the twentieth century. There was only one Richard Pryor and there will never be one another." David Henry is a screenwriter, and his brother Joe Henry is … Continue reading Richard Pryor is FURIOUS COOL: Q&A with David & Joe Henry

Ron Swanson: Endearing Transdimensional Grouch

Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman Reviewed by Steve(n) We all have a little Ron Swanson in us. This burly possession of the soul can manifest itself in a variety of manners – be it through a healthy respect for personal privacy, an overwhelming fondness for woodworking, an uncanny … Continue reading Ron Swanson: Endearing Transdimensional Grouch