Quarter-Life Crisis

Quarter-Life Crisis: A Walk in the Woods

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Returning to the U.S. after 20 years in England, Iowa native Bryson decided to reconnect with his mother country by hiking the length of the 2100-mile Appalachian Trail. Awed by merely the camping section of his local sporting goods store, he nevertheless plunges into the wilderness and emerges with a consistently comical account of a neophyte woodsman learning hard lessons about self-reliance.

Quarter-Life Crisis: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Tucker Max received his B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he graduated in 1998. He attended Duke Law School on an academic scholarship, where he graduated with a J.D. in 2001 (despite the fact that he neglected to buy any of his textbooks for his final two years and spent part of one semester-while still enrolled in classes-living in Cancun). Tucker is purportedly the reason Duke dropped from 7 to 11 in the USN&WR rankings during his tenure. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Quarter-Life Crisis: Sh*t My Dad Says

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

 

After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair," has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him:

Quarter-Life Crisis: The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

What would it require for a person to live all the commandments of the Bible for an entire year? That is the question that animates this hilarious, quixotic, thought-provoking memoir from Jacobs (The Know-It-All).

Quarter-Life Crisis: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Countless writers and artists have spoken for a generation, but no one has done it quite like Chuck Klosterman -- with an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and a seemingly effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter. Whether deconstructing Saved by the Bell episodes or the artistic legacy of Billy Joel, the symbolic importance of The Empire Strikes Back or the Celtics/Lakers rivalry of the 1980s, Chuck will make you think, he'll make you laugh, and he'll drive you insane -- usually all at once.

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