So yes, hooray, tomorrow, Wednesday 30th September, I’ll be reading from my first book, We Can’t All Be Astronauts, at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. But wait! Not only will my esteemed Aisle16 brothers in arms Luke Wright, Joe Dunthorne and John Osborne be providing support with new work, but we have a very special guest in the form of journalist and broadcaster Jon Ronson!
Basically, we think he’s brilliant. You might suspect me of being sycophantic just to big him up for the gig, but one, you’re much too clever to fall for obsequious propaganda, so I simply wouldn’t bother, and two, I’ve posted very prominently before now – on this very blog – what a massive fan I am of This American Life, a show which he has contributed some of the best stories to. Check out Them, Habeas Schmabeas, Pro Se, and It’s Never Over. In fact, while we’re talking about superb radio, why not check out an episode of Jon Ronson On? May I humbly suggest The Wrong Kind Of Madness and The Worst Internet Date as two good places to start?
So yes. Come. The Timeout listing is here. Doors at 7:30pm, and we usually get started some time after 8:00pm. We’ll all have books to sell and sign too, if you fancy one. I suspect it’s going to be funtimes.