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Harvard Book Store is pleased to present BEN KARLIN, the Emmy Award-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, who in his new book has assembled a lineup of male celebrities, writers, and public figures who have one thing in common: they’ve all been dumped

Tickets for this event are $5 and may be purchased STARTING FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH at Harvard Book Store or over the phone with a credit card (617-661-1515). Please note that your $5 ticket may be redeemed for $5 off a single item at the event or at Harvard Book Store for one month following the event.

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As a driving force behind The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Needham-born Ben Karlin pretty much saved the world, or at least the world of satire. Now he's out to help you with your miserable dating life by collecting essays from people like Stephen Colbert, Patton Oswalt and David Wain in an advice book called Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me. Well, sort of. "If this is an advice book, then I readily submit it for the title of Worse Advice Book Ever," he writes in an email. "This book is conceived and executed purely to entertain. That includes laughter, chortling, chuckling, giggling and in three cases, knowingly sighing in mirth. Any positive effect beyond that is purely accidental, though I will happily take credit for it and even go so far as to obnoxiously label it 'subtext.'" Karlin will be in town to share his experiences and—if there's time—touch some hearts and minds. "If my mistakes aren't fertile ground for comedy, then really, what was the point in making them in the first place?" he continues. "I mean, could you imagine living your life, having experience and simply using it to inform your future behavior? What a waste."


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