Monday, April 28, 2014

Let's call this post "Media."

Review in Publishers Weekly.

Interview with Tobias Carroll of Vol. 1 Brooklyn--cool site.

Interview with novelist, cartoonist, librarian, and great question-asker Sara Ryan.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In Stock!

It seems my book is in stock early at Amazon!  Clicky here.

It's also in some stores, in case you want to be a mensch and go to a store. Oblong, City Lights, Powell's, Spoonbill & Sugartown, McNally Jackson, NYU bookstore, Brazos, others--all of them will have a few copies on hand by week's end.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Showing Off

Check out these BLURBS!

"Mimi Lipson writes in a plainsong, just-the-facts style that somehow delivers her footage in high definition. Her characters inhabit a world that is beneath them, a world in which they are stuck, with a lot of grace and stupidity. She is a master of making you very comfortable and secure, warm and cozy while she throws your shoes under the house and drives off in your car.

“Mimi Lipson is a natural. The thorny relations between couples and between parents and children are captured with remarkable precision and understanding. Sharply composed, gracefully written, these stories reveal again and again not only what’s so funny and so sad about human longings and imperfections but also what is beautiful about them.”

“Mimi Lipson writes with dazzling offhand brilliance. There is a generosity to these stories, a kind of tenderness really, that is rare and thrilling to find. She not only shines a light on this secret world of cranks and lonely-hearts, but also allows us to find our place among them.”

"A scintillating collection full of wonderfully observed details. Mimi Lipson is a fabulous stylist."

“This is Lipson’s classless utopia, in which even fools are suffered gladly so long as they are lively and authentic fools. Her language is clean, her observations clever and sure, and her protagonists generous of spirit. This wise, compassionate book is also a lot of fun to read.”

Check out this BOOK JACKET COPY!

Upcoming Events


Friday, January 2, 2015 Cambridge, MA
Dire Literary Series
8 p.m.


Sunday, August 10, Albany, NY
The Low Beat
335 Central Avenue
Readings on the theme of "Bullshit: Lies, Fibs, Falsies, Hooey, Malarky, and Balderdash"
With Hallie Goodman and others!
3 p.m.

Wednesday, December 10, NYC
Mixer Reading Serieshosted by Melissa Febos.
Details to come.


Monday, June 16th, Portland, OR
At Portland Museum of Modern Art
(in the Mississippi Records complex)
5202 N. Albina Ave
Exact time and lineup: 

Saturday, June 14, San Francisco, CA
Writers With Drinks
With Daniel H. Wilson, Adam Rogers, and Kendra De Colo
Hosted by Charlie Jane Anders
At The Makeout Room
3225 22nd. Street
From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM

Friday, June 13 (FRIDAY THE 13TH), Los Angeles, CA
At Stories
With John Andrew Frederick
1716 West Sunset Blvd
Time: TBA

Saturday, May 24, Woodstock, NY
At The Golden Notebook
29 Tinker Street
5:00 PM

Wednesday, May 21, Newton, MA

At Newtonville Books
With David James Poissant
10 Langley Road
Newton Centre
7:00 PM

Sunday, May 18, New York City

Sunday Salon Reading Series
With Jenny Offill, Julia Fierro, Meg Tuite, and Alden Jones
7th Street Stage at Jimmy's No. 43
43 East 7th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue
7:00 PM 

Check back--more to come.