DANIEL MENAKER at Town Hall
Co-presented with TOWN HALL ARTS & CULTURE. Last here for My Mistake, his wry, wonderful memoir of being a leading book and magazine editor, along with other tales of the literary trade, Daniel Menaker makes this welcome return for some needed lightness and pleasure with his newest book, The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Again, the years of reading, editing, close observing: but these zingers. “Haul out the chaise lounge. Daniel Menaker has defied the spell checker tenaciously and redeemed the misspelled word with playful acuity. Paddy O’Furniture forever!” –Mary Norris. “The African Svelte is a whole new comedy of errors. I like to split my bridges.” –Roy Blount, Jr. “Daniel Menaker’s distinctive journey through his own memories is impossible to resist—and not just for those of us with an appetite for literary anecdote. My Mistake is also the story of literary New York, with keen, vivid impressions from Menaker’s Forties childhood, Cold War coming-of-age, and a long career at the epicenter of the publishing industry during the onslaught of the Digital Age.” —Jennifer Egan on My Mistake. $5 tickets are available at the door or in advance via www.townhallseattle.org (1.888.377.4510). Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca).