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Brooke Barker & Boaz Frankel / Let’s Be Weird Together

February 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST

front cover of Let's Be Weird Together

Booksmith holds a special in-store event with Brooke Barker (Sad Animal Facts and Sad Animal Babies) and Boaz Frankel, creators of the new book Let’s Be Weird Together. Please join us!

Please note: This is a ticketed event, to be held at Booksmith (1644 Haight St.). The price of admission is equal to the cost of Let’s Be Weird Together, which is included with each ticket. Advance tickets are highly encouraged — tickets are not guaranteed to be available at the door.

Conversations made up entirely of inside jokes. Netflix passwords, bizarre dreams, even French fries, all shared without a second thought. From husband-wife team Brooke Barker  and Boaz Frankel, heres that rare relationship book that captures the rituals and mini universe (Population: 2) that a couple can create together, in a sweet, small package with all the humor, charming illustrations, and endearing quirkiness that makes their It’s Different Every Day Page-A-Day Calendar and Barkers New York Times-bestselling Sad Animal Facts each cult favorites.

Celebrating the uniqueness that makes each person, and each relationship, special, Let’s Be Weird Together includes a humorous timeline of how a loved ones oddball habits go from annoying to swoon-worthy over time. Illustrations celebrate the Tiny Acts of Heroism you do for your #1 person — like saying youre full when theres only one bite of cake left, so they can enjoy it. Plus, fun facts on the habits of lovesick animals (theyre just like us!): Bowerbirds collect blue items to impress mates. Perfect for Valentines and anniversary gifts, its a hip, not-at-all saccharine way to say, “I-love-you-slash-I-love-being-weird-with-you!”

Brooke Barker is the creator of the Sad Animal Facts Instagram account and author of the New York Times bestselling book of the same name and its sequel, Sad Animal Babies. Brooke has contributed to the New York TimesLenny Letter, the GuardianCup of Jo, The Stranger, and more. Her books have been translated into nine languages and her comics have been featured by New York Magazine, Forbes, BustleEntertainment WeeklyFast CompanyMashablePOPSUGARParade, and the Guardian, among others. Brooke currently works as a freelance writer and illustrator.

Boaz Frankel is a filmmaker, writer, and talk show host. For six years Boaz hosted the Pedal Powered Talk Show, a talk show built into a bicycle that traveled all over the United States. When Boaz isn’t breaking Guinness World Records for the most high fives in an hour, appearing on NBC’s TODAY show, or starring in a Dutch television segment called Boaz Goes Dutch, he creates quirky documentaries, curates a kazoo museum, and takes Kip (Boaz and Brooke’s dog) on long walks.

Today, Brooke and Boaz live in Pittsburgh, PA with an adorable dog named Kip. You can find them at their local Dairy Queen indulging in their favorite Blizzard flavors (M&M with no chocolate syrup for Brooke and Reeses for Boaz), exploring the streets of Pittsburgh with Kip, and befriending the local wildlife, be it dead or alive (Brooke has a fascination with road killBoaz once pulled over to take a picture of a dead skunk for her). Let’s Be Weird Together is their first book together, but the creative couple have been collaborating on the It’s Different Every Day Page-A-Day Calendar since 2014, a contagiously fun calendar that breaks the mundanity of daily life by offering a new surprise each day.

** Please note **

– This is an all-ages event.

– The duration of this event is up to the authors.

– Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

– 1 ticket = 1 book, no exceptions. The book must be purchased from Booksmith. If you already have a copy of Let’s Be Weird Together, remember that books make great gifts! If you’ve already gifted Let’s Be Weird Together to all of your friends, it’s ok to buy a different book from Booksmith instead — in that case, please write events AT booksmith DOT com.

– Signing, photo, and Q&A details to come.

– If you can’t attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Let’s Be Weird Together, place an order below and be sure to include your request in the special field.


February 4, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
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San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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