BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Comedian Paula Poundstone, author of the new “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness” (Algonquin), will headline “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by Ingram Content Group, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
Booklist called “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness” “a smart, sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny balm for exceedingly stressful times.” Poundstone, who has been the national spokesperson for United for Libraries since 2008, has been a stand-up comic for nearly 25 years. Her long list of successes includes HBO specials, an Emmy Award, two Cable ACE Awards, and an America Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. She is an outspoken advocate for libraries.
Also featured in the program will be Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella (“I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool,” St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan); professional comedy writer James Breakwell (“Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse,” Benbella Books/Perseus) and David Litt (“Thanks Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years,” Ecco/HarperCollins), who was senior presidential speechwriter for President Obama.
Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Advance tickets to “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by Ingram Content Group, cost $60, $55 for United for Libraries division members (event code UNI2). Onsite tickets (if available) cost $65. The event will be held at the Hilton Chicago, International South. Early ticket purchase is recommended, as the event often sells out. For more information about United for Libraries events at the ALA Annual Conference, visit www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual.
The event is sponsored by United for Libraries corporate supporter Ingram Content Group. Ingram Content Group is a trusted leader in providing comprehensive, global content distribution services to publishers, retailers, libraries and educational institutions.
For a detailed listing of United for Libraries programs at the ALA Annual Conference, as well as information on purchasing tickets and registering, visit www.ala.org/united/annual.
United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. To join, please visit www.ala.org/united or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.
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