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VIRTUAL: Alexandra Petri in conversation with Alexis Coe / Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why

June 25, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Booksmith and Berkeley Arts & Letters host Washington Post humor columnist Alexandra Petri for her second book, Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays. She’ll be in conversation with Alexis Coe (You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington). Please join us!

This will be a virtual event, which we will be streaming live on our Facebook page.

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In Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why, acclaimed Washington Post satirist Alexandra Petri offers perfectly logical, reassuring reasons for everything that has happened in recent American politics and culture that will in no way unsettle your worldview.

In essays both new and adapted from her viral Post columns, Petri reports that the Trump administration is as competent as it is uncorrupted, white supremacy has never been less rampant, and men have been silenced for too long. Q-Anon makes perfect sense! Perhaps the abyss is staring back at you because your outfit looks extra nice today! At the center of the book is a virtuosic account of the past four years, a history as surreal and deranged as the Trump administration itself. This Panglossian venture into the swampy present will soothe— and terrify — readers who have died laughing to ClickHole, the Onion, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, or Veep.

Alexandra Petri by Lisa M. AllenAlexandra Petri is an American humorist and newspaper columnist at the Washington Post. She lives in Washington DC. Author photo by Lisa M. Allen.





photo of Alexis Coe by Sylvia RosokoffAlexis Coe is an award-winning historian and author of the narrative history book Alice + Freda Forever (soon to be a major motion picture). Coe is a consulting producer on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s forthcoming George Washington series on the History Channel, and has frequently appeared on CNN. She’s the cohost of Audible’s “Presidents Are People, Too!” and the host of “No Man’s Land.” Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, Time, and many others. She holds a graduate degree in American history, and was a Research Curator at the New York Public Library. Author photo by Sylvia Rosokoff.


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June 25, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
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