WNYC Book Club: ‘I Was Better Last Night’ by Harvey Fierstein
Reading keeps us connected. Join us for a book club!
The New York Public Library continues partnering with WNYC to present a book club experience! Each month, we will read a new title leading up to a live conversation with the author and Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All of It.
This event will take place online at the Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library. This month we’re reading and discussing I Was Better Last Night by Harvey Fierstein:
“A poignant and hilarious memoir from the cultural icon, gay rights activist, and four-time Tony Award–winning actor and playwright, revealing never-before-told stories of his personal struggles and conflict, of sex and romance, and of his fabled career.
Fierstein’s candid recollections provide a rich window into downtown New York City life, gay culture, and the evolution of theater (of which he has been a defining figure), as well as a moving account of his family’s journey of acceptance. I Was Better Last Night is filled with wisdom gained, mistakes made, and stories that come together to describe an astonishingly colorful and meaningful life. Lucky for us all, his unique and recognizable voice is as engaging, outrageously funny, and vulnerable on the page.”
Here’s how it works:
1. Download your copy of I Was Better Last Night by Harvey Fierstein on NYPL’s free e-reader app SimplyE:
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1046583900?pt=463465&ct=nypl&mt=8Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nypl.simplified.simplye&utm_source%3Dnypl&utm_medium%3Dnypl&utm_campaign%3Dnypl
2. Read along and share your thoughts on social media: #GetLitwithAllofIt
3. Drop by this discussion online at the Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
Join WNYC host Alison Stewart and readers everywhere for a live stream conversation with the author at the end of March. Find more information about joining in at WNYC’s The Greene Space website.
Space is limited! Registration is required. Participants who are waitlisted will be permitted as space allows.