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New York Event: A Very Crumby Valentine's Day, Plus Jeffrey Goldberg

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From the New York Public Library website (some boldface omitted):
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with ALINE KOMINSKY CRUMB in conversation with R. CRUMB: Need More Love

Wednesday, February 14, 2007
at 7:00 PM
Celeste Bartos Forum

Aline: We’ve been living and working together for thirty-five years. As I write this I’m astonished that we’re so old and that we actually still love each other. Who woulda’ thought, when we first met at a party at Robert’s girlfriend’s house, and he told me that I had “cute knees,” that we were about to embark on a life-time adventure together?

Bob: Yeah, who’d a’ thought?? She still has cute knees… and the only reason I’m doing this Valentine’s Day appearance at the NYPL this year is because Aline asked me to do it with her and I said “okay, I’ll do it as a Valentine’s Day gift to you, since I’ve never given you a gift before in our whole life, except for that t-shirt I bought for you in the early 80’s”… because, in fact, I hate doing public appearances… I’m becoming more and more of a hermit as I get older… but for Aline I’ll do it… don’t worry, it’ll be a riot… we’ll do our schtick… it’ll be very entertaining as opposed to intellectual and tedious.

Aline: Actually, all he has to do is ask me a few questions and I can go on for hours…I love to tell “all”. I’m compulsively honest… You’ll learn more about us than you would ever need to know. The hard job for Bob’ll be to shut me up and get me off the stage… Finally, I get to tell my side o’ the story!

Bob: That’s right… it’s all about promoting Aline’s big, new book, Need More Love!! Check it out… February 14, NYPL!

Aline: PS: I’ve got so many cute outfits. How am I gonna decide what to wear?!
Buy tickets here. And just in case you missed it, both Crumbs were recently profiled in the Times. In other New Yorker event news, Jeffrey Goldberg, who’s something of a card (I met him at the New Yorker Festival), is speaking on January 31, also in New York—Brooklyn, to be exact. (Via Jewcy, which has location and RSVP information).


Ack! Talk about Crumby—it looks like it’s sold out!

No way, that’s very upsetting!

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