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Hello! Holy crap, it's August. That means you have one more chance to check out How I Learned before the summer is over. This month we have an excellent lineup and a revealing topic so, this edition is not to be missed. If nothing else it might make you feel a little bit better about your life.
Okay! See you there!
xoxo Blaise

How I Learned Reading Series proudly presents:

(The Rejection Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)
(Musician, Voice-over Extraordinaire)
(Author of Much to Your Chagrin: A Memoir of Embarrassment)
(Women Center Stage Festival, The New Republic)



JON FRIEDMAN is a writer, comedian and producer living in Brooklyn and currently writing/blogging for LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON. He is the creator/producer and host of the New York City cult hit show, THE REJECTION SHOW and many other popular live events. Jon's first book, Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped & Canceled, a humor anthology of rejected works, was released in 2009 with Villard (Random House). He has performed and read at literary events and stand-up comedy venues throughout New York City and beyond.

With a "face for radio," BRIAN GROSZ is the voice behind commercials for clients that include Chase Bank, VH-1, Levitra, Major League Baseball, American Standard and Canon. When he's not talking on television, he's screaming with stoner-metal act DOGS OF WINTER or howling with his blues project Brian Grosz and The Bad Idea. He's also the founder of Lapdance Academy Records, a blogger at NEEDLES AND SINS and an adamant chain-smoker.

SUZANNE GUILLETTE (www.suzanneguillette.com) is a teacher and writer whose work has appeared in Tin House, Self, Publisher’s Weekly, Time Out New York and elsewhere. Her first book, MUCH TO YOUR CHAGRIN: A MEMOIR OF EMBARRASSMENT, was released in March. Suzanne holds a Bachelor's in Philosophy and a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Non-fiction. She lives in Brooklyn.

JIJI LEE is a speechwriter for diplomats and a humor writer when her boss isn't around. She realized diplomacy wasn't her calling when she attended a work event and was the only one frequenting the open bar. She writes IS THIS THING ON?--a weekly newsletter of observations, anecdotes, and tips on how to ruin people's lives. Her play, IN THE SUN, was selected and produced at The Culture Project's Women Center Stage Festival. She has also written for print and online publications such as The New Republic, Mar magazine, and Refinery 29.


HOW I LEARNED is a monthly reading series featuring writers, comedians, performers and bloggers as chosen by hostess Blaise Allysen Kearsley based primarily on personal hygiene and make-out prowess. Offering fact, fiction, and everything in between, How I Learned strives to share invaluable life lessons against a dimly lit, self-indulgent, sexually tense and booze fueled backdrop. It's education that works.

BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY (also known as BLAISE K because she's lazy) is a writer, photographer and veteran blogger (who doesn't really blog anymore, actually). She has appeared at PS 122, Lolita, Bowery Poetry Club, Freddy's, Lucky 13 and The Tank at Collective Unconscious. Her writing has been published in Nerve, Vice and The Black Table, among others, as well as in the books Mortified and Cringe. She has been written up by Gawker, Gothamist, several major New York publications, a British magazine for teen girls and a newsletter for young orthodox Jews who live in Toronto. She believes 2009 might be the year she finishes writing her novel, but she also has a lot of YouTube videos to catch up on.

For lots more about the series than you probably ever wanted to know, visit us at:

Official Website: http://www.howilearnedathappyending.blogspot.com

Added by How I Learned Series on August 3, 2009