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Tonight: Honorary Jonathan

Filed under: Jonathans are Illuminated

A reading that sounds fun and kinda New Yorkery too:

Jonathan Baumbach and Cintra Wilson

TONIGHT, Thursday, March 23, 2006
Dirty Laundry Reading Series
Avenue C Laundromat
69 Avenue C at 5th Street
New York, NY

Jonathan Baumbach is the author of many books, including Reruns, Babble, Chez Charlotte and Emily, Seven Wives, and The Life and Times of Major Fiction. A former chairman of the National Society of Film Critics, he is the father of filmmaker Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale).

“Mr. Baumbach has more voices than Willie the Whale, more accents than the people at Berlitz, a gift for parody, a detector for cliché.”
--The New York Times

"Baumbach has a real gift for alchemizing fictional 'autobiography' into the pure gold of comic terror. He draws his inspiration from the same shell-shocked urban experiences that nourished the paranoid monologues of Lenny Bruce."

Cintra Wilson is, of course, the fiction/screenwriter, glamorous stage presence, and Salonista. Here's a Bookslut interview.

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