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From SOPAC: Janeane Garofalo at SOPAC Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been delighting audiences since she burst on the scene in 1992. Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, Ratatouille, Steal This Movie, Reality Bites, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, Mystery Men, The Ten and The Cable Guy. Janeane also co-authored the best seller Feel This Book with Ben Stiller. Janeane was a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show and played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on The Larry Sanders Show, for which she received an Emmy nomination. During the fall of ’94 she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live. Some of Janeane’s other television work includes two specials for HBO, FOX’s 24 and Mad About You, and the final season of NBC’s The West Wing, where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton. In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first […]

From the Montclair Literary Festival: Montclair Literary Festival will be held March 21 – 24 2019. Succeed2gether launched the Montclair Literary Festival in 2017 to engage the entire community in a celebration of reading, books, and Montclair’s vibrant and diverse literary scene. Past Festivals have featured celebrated authors such as Patti Smith, Trevor Noah, Paul Auster, Anna Quindlen, Thomas Friedman, Tom Perrotta, Meg Wolitzer, Wesley Lowery, Jonathan Alter, Min Jin Lee, and many more. There is a full program of FREE book talks, panel discussions, author signings, workshops and children’s activities. Our 2019 program includes Jennifer Egan, Joyce Carol Oates, Nathan Englander, Dani Shapiro, Christina Baker Kline, Wayétu Moore, Megan Abbott, David Ebershoff, Sergio De La Pava and Tressie McMillan Cottom, as well as YA/Childrens’ authors Gayle Forman, Esther Friesner, Gae Polisner, Arvin Ahmadi and Marc Aronson. We are revealing some authors as part of our 24 days of the Montclair Literary Festival. If you want to see who we have revealed you can follow us on social media or see our Authors page. For more information on what Succeed2gether does, see here.

David Sedaris appears April 6 at 8 p.m. at Count Basie in Red Bank. From Count Basie: With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, especially apparent in his latest book, a collection of his diaries entitled Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (May 2017). Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into […]


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