[RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, JANUARY 12] HOW TO BE WEIRD Book Launch with Eric G. Wilson

Graphic for HOW TO BE WEIRD book launch with Eric G. Wilson on Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 pm at Bookmarks. This event has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 12 at 6:30 pm due to the observation of Election Day! Click here to register for the event in January.

Join us as we celebrate the book launch of How to be Weird with Eric G. Wilson on Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 pm!

How to be Weird is a guidebook for beating the monotony of the everyday by purposefully cultivating the surprising joys that come from living an off-kilter life. With brief digestible entries on how to make sense of the random, guidelines on how to defamiliarize familiar objects through meditation, and exercises for locating weird states and phenomena for ourselves, How to Be Weird is an invitation to lean into the weird and to live a fuller life.

This is a free event at Bookmarks. There will be a book discussion with the author and a booksigning following the event. Pre-order your book below or purchase a copy at the event. 

Details

  • When: Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 pm
  • Where: Bookmarks
  • Cost: Free; registration recommended
  • BookHow to be Weird
  • Books will be avaliable for purchase at the event

About How to be Weird

A guidebook for beating the monotony of the everyday by purposefully cultivating the surprising joys that come from living an off-kilter life

It's all too easy to get caught up in the often monotonous nature of our day to day--moving from one rote task to the next, only to rinse and repeat the next day. Weirdness, however, is an easily accessible antidote to these feelings of languishing. The quirky, eccentric, and peculiar can take us out of our normal habits of thought and perception, surprising us by breaking up our routines and reminding us that there's more to life than the everyday. 
 
In How to Be Weird, Eric G. Wilson offers 99 fun and philosophically rich exercises for embracing all the weird in the world around us--taking aimless walks, creating a reverie nook, exploring the underside of bridges, making tombstone rubbings, finding your own Narnia, and more.

With brief digestible entries on how to make sense of the random, guidelines on how to defamiliarize familiar objects through meditation, and exercises for locating weird states and phenomena for ourselves, How to Be Weird is an invitation to lean into the weird and to live a fuller life.

About Eric G. Wilson

Eric G. Wilson is the Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English at Wake Forest University. He is the author of books Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy, an LA Times bestseller; Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can’t Look Away; and Keep it Fake: Inventing an Authentic Life, as well as many other books exploring connections among literature, film, and psychology.


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Event date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Bookmarks
634 W. Fourth St. #110
Winston Salem, NC 27101
How to Be Weird: An Off-Kilter Guide to Living a One-of-a-Kind Life By Eric G. Wilson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143136576
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - November 8th, 2022

A guidebook for beating the monotony of the everyday by purposefully cultivating the surprising joys that come from living an off-kilter life


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