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I never got into Strangers with Candy. In the first episode I watched, someone cooked Jerri’s pet chicken and it bugged me out. So I didn’t really start liking Amy Sedaris until I bought her book I like You, Hospitality Under the Influence with instructions and recipes for throwing parties with themes ranging from “lumberjack lunch” to “a rich uncle comes to visit.” The recipes are great, but I was really sold with the bean collage illustrations and tips for kicking guests out. Her newest book Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People is perfect for any broke ass crafter, or broke asses who want to be crafty. If you’ve been looking for how to make a cardboard indoor rabbit dwelling, fingerless gloves, or you just don’t know what type of glue to use on googely eyes, this book has your answers. But if you’re too broke to buy any books until they get released in paperback or end up at a stoop sale, go to Barnes and Noble tomorrow night. Amy Sedaris will be reading and showing off her crafts in person, so you can get the cliffs notes of Simple Times.

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Amy Sedaris reading for Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
Barnes and Noble, Union Square
33 East 17th Street, between Broadway and Park Ave South [Union Square, Manhattan]
Thursday, November 4

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.