5 funny books to beat the heat from NPR

Write More Good is featured in an article on NPR, Laugh Yourself Cool: 5 Funny Books To Beat The Heat by Dan Kois

“Oh, man, it’s so hot out this summer that you have to laugh. No, I mean it — you have to laugh, because if you’re sitting out on the broiling sand reading something funny and you don’t laugh, you bottle it up, it’ll get dangerous quick. In fact, your body temperature will raise 0.001 of a degree for each laugh you fail to emit. (It’s just science.) That may not seem like much, but if you stifle your giggles throughout the course of any of the titles on our Funny Summer reading list, you’re liable to suffer heat prostration within minutes.”

Check out the comments about Write More Good here.

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Salon interview with Bureau Chief RJ White

Bureau Chief RJ White of Fake Criterions fame is interviewed on Salon.com:

“Not every movie is a masterpiece. But all movies deserve the chance to look like one. That at least is the concept behind Fake Criterions, a popular Tumblr that takes reader submissions for films that should get remade as part of the Criterion Collection series. With theme months and challenges, the site has quickly become one of the more popular user-submitted Tumblrs out there (and was included in Matt Zoller Seitz’ slide show of best movie fan art). We wanted to know a little bit more about the criteria that went into to choosing a “fake” Criterion, so we talked to co-founder RJ White on the qualifications of this new faux-art form.”

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Bureau Chief Signings and Events

Do you yearn for the chance to meet a Bureau Chief in the flesh? Your desires may finally come true with this list of upcoming book signing events!

Thursday, October 20, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Anna Neatrour will give a talk about Write More Good and social media at the Salt Lake City Library

Friday, June 3, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Benjamin Birdie, Josh Krach, Dr. Andrew Kunka, PhD, and Chris Sims
Park Road Books
Charlotte, North Carolina

Thursday, June 16 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Dave “Lego” Lartigue
Octavia Books
New Orleans

Signings you wish you attended:

Wednesday, April 20, 12 p.m.
Dr. Andrew Kunka, PhD will be at “We Apologize in Advance: An Afternoon of Poetry and Comedy” University of South Carolina, Sumter.

Friday, April 22, 7 p.m.
Matt Wilson will be at The Book Cellar at 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. There’ll be a reading, a Q&A, and a signing to follow.

Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ken Lowery will be at Zeus Comics at 4411 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, Texas, signing books and giving away promotional pencils. There are also comic books, which is cool.

Thursday, May 5, 7-8 p.m.
Ken Lowery will be at A Real Bookstore, 113 Prairie Road, Fairview, TX 75069. There will be a Q&A before the signing.

Saturday, May 7, 1–3 p.m.
Josh Krach will be at Capitol Book and News, 1140 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106. He likes hugs.

Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Dr. Andrew Kunka, PhD and Batmanologist Chris Sims will be signing at Barnes & Noble at Magnolia Mall in Florence, South Carolina.

Thursday, May 26, 7 p.m.
Dave Lartigue will be signing at Booklink Books in Thorne’s Marketplace, Northampton, MA. He likes LEGO. Bring some.

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