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Saturday Book Club

July 18, 2020

When
Saturday, July 18
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Where
Online Meeting

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED!

Join us for an online discussion of Everything is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs.

Berlin residents can download the eBook or audiobook free on Hoopla.

Book Description

The space between life and death is a moment. But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments. One phone call. That’s all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs’ life forever…

Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance? In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother’s struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation.

This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers. A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh and cry.

Cover image for Everything is Horrible and Wonderful

Video Chat

We will meet online with a video chat using Webex. If you have never used Webex before, it is very simple and user friendly. To use on a computer, you simply paste the link that we will provide to all registered patrons into your browser. For computer, no download required! To use on a smartphone or tablet, you will need to download the Cisco Webex Meetings app.