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11 May, 7pm, first meeting of the best club ever!
Posted April 22nd, 2011 - 8:57 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Wednesday May 11th, 7pm at Voldenuit Bar (148 W. 4th St).
http://www.voldenuitbar.com/main1.html

Please read the book Naked by David Sedaris by the first meeting date.

Other than that just show up ready to discuss and drink!

Confirm your attendance please.

<3

Posted April 23rd, 2011 - 11:42 pm by from Plainville, United States (Permalink)
Ugh, I love Sedaris! So excited for this!

Posted April 25th, 2011 - 2:21 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Can't wait!!!

Posted April 26th, 2011 - 3:05 pm from Jakarta, Indonesia
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Posted April 26th, 2011 - 7:42 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Ok, event page created:

http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=113055

Posted May 2nd, 2011 - 8:44 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
everyone got their book? everyone start reading? may 11th is next week! can't wait :)

Posted May 6th, 2011 - 4:26 am by from Saint Paul, United States (Permalink)
How should we structure the discussion? There are many different essays, so each person will probably have their own favorite one. Should we let each person guide the discussion on their favorite essay?

Is there a need for us to set parameters on the tone? Because the essays are quasi-autobiographical, the reader is able to make judgments not just about the essays, but about the author as well. David Sedaris is not too far distant from our generation, so things could get personal. Furthermore, where along the spectrum of criticality do we want our fulcrum to lie?

Posted May 7th, 2011 - 3:26 am by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Thanks for your input Curt. I don't have too much experience with this book club thing but I was thinking along the same lines as you. We're not going to be too many people, so we'll have time to discuss our favorite essays and any relation to our own lives (especially as the beer flows). But perhaps it will be better to start with a general discussion about our feelings on the book and sedaris' writing style and tone, david sedaris' character throughout the essays, and some general themes (or do you think themes will come up anyway as we discuss our favorite essays?).

Also, I'm not sure what you mean about setting a tone, but I think we should keep thing loose and fun. We should definitely set off a time to discuss the next book and ideas/suggestions for future meetings. If you have any more suggestions on what I've said send 'em my way.

Posted May 7th, 2011 - 8:56 pm by from Saint Paul, United States (Permalink)
I should give you warning that critiquing books is the primary outlet for my judgmentalism and hyper-criticality :-)

I'm just kidding, sorta. But I do want to discuss the good with the bad... maybe even get partisan debate going.

Posted May 7th, 2011 - 9:19 pm by from Saint Paul, United States (Permalink)
I should give you warning that critiquing books is the primary outlet for my judgmentalism and hyper-criticality :-)

I'm just kidding, sorta. But I do want to discuss the good with the bad... maybe even get partisan debate going.

Posted May 9th, 2011 - 5:09 pm from Jakarta, Indonesia
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Posted May 9th, 2011 - 9:37 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
I like you're idea of keeping it light and loose Janira :)

Posted May 10th, 2011 - 12:11 am by from Saint Paul, United States (Permalink)
Also in favor of pushing it back a bit. I have an event downtown at 6pm.

Posted May 10th, 2011 - 1:54 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Ok, I think another girl also said she gets out of class at 720? So let's make it 8pm. I'm going to call the bar today and see about reserving a table.

I'll post here once I know about that.

If anybody needs to get in touch call me at 1-646-238-9336.

Posted May 10th, 2011 - 8:18 pm from Jakarta, Indonesia
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