Parnassus Books is excited to welcome Jen Spyra, author of Big Time: Stories, in conversation with Catherine Cohen.
This is a virtual event which will take place on the Parnassus Books Facebook page.
The conversation will occur on Thursday, March 18th at 6:00pm Central time.
After the live talk has ended, the video will be archived on the Parnassus Books Facebook page under Videos.
About the Book
The debut collection of raucous, dark, strange, satirical stories from the former Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer and New Yorker contributor, featuring a foreword by Stephen Colbert
A bride so desperate to get in shape for her wedding that she enrolls in a new kind of workout program that promises the moon but costs more than she bargained for. A snowman who, on the wish of a child, comes to life in a decidedly less savory way than in the childhood classic. And in the title story, a time-hopping 1940s starlet tries to claw her way to the top in modern-day Hollywood, despite being ridiculously unwoke.
In this uproarious, addictive debut, Jen Spyra takes a culture that seems almost beyond parody and holds it up to a funhouse mirror, immersing the reader in a world of prehistoric influencers, woodland creatures plagued by millennial neuroses, and an all-out birthday bash determined to be the most lavish celebration of all time, by any means necessary.
Welcome, brave soul, to the world of Jen Spyra.
About the Author
Jen Spyra is a former staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and, before that, The Onion. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City. Big Time is her first book.
About Catherine Cohen
Catherine Cohen, a native of Houston, Texas, is a comedy sensation who has a residency at Joe's Pub and hosts a weekly show at Club Cumming in NYC; she also cohosts the popular podcast about dating, boys, and sex, Seek Treatment. She has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, and The Village Voice, and was named Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. Her many film and TV credits include a role in Michael Showalter's The Lovebirds and Season 3 of High Maintenance on HBO.