Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wait – did I tell you that I'm reading next Sunday, October 2, in Albuquerque?!

Here are the details:

Albuquerque Zine Fest presents
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Sunday, October 2, 5 pm
Cellar Door Gifts and Gallery
147 Harvard SE
Albuquerque, NM
Suggested donation $5-$10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Books will be available for sale.

Oh my, it’s my first reading in New Mexico, can you believe it? Hope to see you there!

Oh – I'll be reading from So Many Ways to Sleep Badly – in case you want a reminder about the book, here you go…

"A gender-bending novel [that] unearths subjects still relatively untouched in popular culture... you're not going to be reading anything similar elsewhere."
--The Times (London)

“Like William S. Burroughs meets David Sedaris, offering a sort of surreal urban grit with poisoned-arrow that stings and sometimes reveals.” -- San Francisco Chronicle

“When I read the first chapter of the newest novel by San Francisco poster child for surviving-and-thriving gender/queer punks everywhere, I felt like I was being yelled at by an excited, manic friend who was pacing around a roach-infested kitchen, occasionally breaking into a runway walk while wearing hot pants made of burnt rainbow flags… The rapid-fire, honest glimpse into the post-gay ruins of San Francisco will likely break even the toughest punk heart.”
-- NOW Magazine (Toronto)


Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s exhilarating novel is about struggling to find hope in the ruins of everyday San Francisco -- battling roaches, Bikram Yoga, chronically bad sex, NPR, internet cruising, tweakers, the cops, $100 bills, chronic pain, the gay vote, vegan restaurants, and incest, with the help of air-raid sirens, herbal medicine, late-night epiphanies, sea lions, and sleeping pills. So Many Ways to Sleep Badly unveils a gender-bending queer world where nothing flows smoothly, except for those sudden moments when everything becomes lighter or brighter or easier to imagine.

Oh, in case you want one of those Facebook invite things, here you go…

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