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TIM KREIDER at Books Inc. Berkeley

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Tim KreiderNew York Times essayist and creator of the popular comic strip, The Pain--When Will It End?, shares his profound new collection, I Wrote This Book Because I Love You: Essays

New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his virtuoso writing and singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women.

Psychologists have told him he's a psychologist. Philosophers have told him he's a philosopher. Religious groups have invited him to speak. He had a cult following as a cartoonist. But, above all else, Tim Kreider is an essayist--one whose deft prose, uncanny observations, dark humor, and emotional vulnerability have earned him deserved comparisons to David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell, and the late David Foster Wallace (who was himself a fan of Kreider's humor).

In his new collection, I Wrote This Book Because I Love You, he focuses his unique perception and wit on his relationships with women--romantic, platonic, and the murky in-between. He talks about his difficulty finding lasting love, and seeks to understand his commitment issues by tracking down the John Hopkins psychologist who tested him for a groundbreaking study on attachment when he was a toddler. He talks about his valued female friendships, one of which landed him on a circus train bound for Mexico. He talks about his time teaching young women at an upstate New York college, and the profound lessons they wound up teaching him. And in a hugely popular essay that originally appeared in The New York Times, he talks about his nineteen-year-old cat, wondering if it's the most enduring relationship he'll ever have.

Event date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
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$26.00
ISBN: 9781476738994
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 6th, 2018