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The Brothers Gibb, and later The Reverend Al Green, famously asked some pretty serious questions. How can you mend a broken heart? How can you stop the rain from falling? What makes the world go round? Obviously, there's one answer. You attend this month's How I Learned spectacular, the theme of which is How I Learned We Were Breaking Up. I guess you could do something else instead that's not nearly as fun or as satisfying for your heart and your soul. And maybe for your drinking habit. I could be projecting here. Anyway, I know you'll make whatever decision is right for you.

Yours Forever No Matter What,

How I Learned Reading Series is pleased to present:


(comedian, ¡Sacapuntas!)
(journalist/author, Death by Chick Lit)
(writer/blogger, Huffington Post)
(author, Who By Fire)



DAN ALLEN is a NYC-based comedian and writer. He has appeared on Comedy Central's PREMIUM BLEND, is a co-producer of the Time Out New York's Critic's Pick monthly comedy show ¡SACAPUNTAS! and the weekly podcast IN THE TANK WITH JON FISCH. He's the creator of FlockOfMullets.com and TaoOfDan.com. He is eternally writing Kevin Bacon's fictitious biography in the sixth person.

LYNN HARRIS (www.lynnharris.net) is an award-winning journalist and author of the comic novels DEATH BY CHICK LIT and MISS MEDIA. She is co-creator of the superhero Breakup Girl, who helps men and women with romantic emergencies and saves love lives worldwide. A retired standup comic, Lynn also wrote and co-starred in the Off-Off-Broadway show LYNN HARRIS ON ICE. She currently writes for Salon, Glamour, the New York Times, NPR.org, and many others. She is believed to be the only person who completes this trifecta: member of the Friars' Club, Daughter of the American Revolution, wife of a rabbi.

MENACHEM KAISER is a writer, a contributor over at The Huffington Post and a blogger pontificating on all things book-ish. Disheartened after his first writing gig (for a Canadian wedding magazine) imploded, he traipsed around the globe, traveling, teaching, dancing, performing, chicken-raising, tour-guiding, and occasionally penning incomprehensible articles for sketchy foreign journals. He's also a proud alum of the Toronto School of Circus Arts, and falls madly in love with anyone who can properly pronounce his name. (Try it.)

DIANA SPECHLER is the author of the novel WHO BY FIRE. She has written for Esquire, Nerve, Glimmer Train Stories, and elsewhere. She teaches for the Gotham Writers' Workshop and is at work on her second novel. Visit her online at dianaspechler.com.


How I Learned is a free monthly reading series featuring writers, comedians, bloggers and performers 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. It all happens every fourth Wednesday, which basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights repeatedly.

Blaise Allysen Kearsley (also known as Blaise K because she's lazy) is a writer, picture taker and veteran blogger who doesn't really blog anymore, actually. She has appeared at PS 122, Lolita, Bowery Poetry Club, Freddy's and The Tank at Collective Unconscious. Her writing has been published in Nerve, Vice and The Black Table, among others, and in the books Mortified and Cringe. She believes 2009 might be the year she finally finishes writing a novel, but she also has a lot of YouTube videos to catch up on.

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

Added by How I Learned Series on July 7, 2009