Michael Ian Black - A Better Man
Left Bank Books welcomes actor and comedian Michael Ian Black, who will sign his new book, "A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son"!
-- A $28 ticket admits ONE person to the event and signing line and includes ONE hardcover copy of "A Better Man"
--A $33 ticket admits TWO people to the event and signing line and includes ONE hardcover copy of "A Better Man" and one $5 rebate towards a second copy at the event
A poignant look at boyhood, in the form of a heartfelt letter from comedian Michael Ian Black to his teenage son before he leaves for college, and a radical plea for rethinking masculinity and teaching young men to give and receive love.
In this thoughtful, inspiring, and deeply personal book, comedian, actor, and father Michael Ian Black gets (mostly) serious about the trouble with masculinity. In the form of a heartfelt letter to his college-bound son--but with ideas sure to resonate with many parents--he reveals his own complicated relationship with his father, explores the damage caused by the expectation placed on boys to "man up," and searches for the best way to help his son be part of the solution, not the problem, in a world in which the world "masculinity" now goes hand in hand with "toxic."
Part memoir, part advice book, Black delivers a poignant answer to an urgent question: How can we be, and raise, better men? "A Better Man" is for parents, yes, but it is also for anyone looking for a path forward as we navigate the complex gender issues of our time.
Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and writer who started his career with the sketch comedy show "The State" on MTV, and has created and starred in many other television shows. Movie appearances include "Wet Hot American Summer," "The Baxter," and "Sextuplets." Black is the author of several books for children, including the award-winning "I'm Bored," "I'm Sad," and "I'm Worried," and the parody "A Child's First Book of Trump." His books for adults include the memoirs "You're Not Doing It Right" and "Navel Gazing," and the essay collection "My Custom Van." Black also co-authored with Meghan McCain "America, You Sexy Bitch." As a stand-up comedian, Black regularly tours the country, and he has released several comedy albums. His podcasts include "Mike & Tom Eat Snacks" with Tom Cavanagh, "Topics" with Michael Showalter, "How to Be Amazing," and "Obscure." He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.
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