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Events Thu Jul 22 2010

Nathan Rabin @ Women and Children First


On July 22, Onion AV Club head writer Nathan Rabin reads from The Big Rewind: A Memoir Brought to You by Pop Culture, just out in paperback. It's a confessional bio told through the lens of the pop culture that kept him sane through a childhood of parental abandonment and mental institutions. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, for example, taught him "if you're going to be stuck in this movie, the point is to be Jack Nicholson, not one of the gargoyle-faced character actors stumbling around in a Klonopin haze." The New York Times says "Rabin has packed [The Big Rewind], like a cannon, full of caustic wit and bruised feelings. The result is a lo-fi, sometimes crude book that is nonetheless more effective (and affecting) than it has any right to be." Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., July 22 at 7:30pm.

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