Emily Mag readers with Cam Jansen-style photographic memories will recall that in September of 2008 I wrote about Dear Old Love, a “a new blog that is dedicated to the bitter, sweet, and strange things that anonymous people wish they could say to their exes.” “I love how un-cagey its creator Andy Selsberg is about how this breed of blog now essentially functions as a book proposal,” I wrote. Well: now this blog has become, as Andy had publicly dreamed it would, a “point of purchase novelty book,” and to celebrate that, and Valentine’s Day, there is an event this Wednesday at the 92nd St. Y Tribeca at 6:30 featuring Andy, hilarious comedians Sara Benincasa and Tom Shillue, and singer/songwriter Jeffrey Lewis. Oh and me, that’s why I’m telling you about it.
This event promises to be varied and funny and not bitter — the description is “This is not ‘anti-Valentines,’ but rather a tribute to people we’ve loved and liked.” If you have the slightest clue as to what I should read or perform there please let me know, because I truly have not the foggiest. (I know what I’m doing for Marisa’s March 3rd 92nd St. Y Tribeca awesome party of girlness though and it involves Liz Phair.)