BRING YOUR BAGGAGE AND DON'T PACK LIGHT is a delicious smorgasbord of humorous and moving essays running the gamut from sex, psychics and garage sales to cancer, menopause and plastic surgery. Imagine being at the best cocktail party of your life and able to hear each word of every conversation, be they raw with vulnerability or packed with emotional generosity. Helen Ellis is considered one of the nation's premiere comic minds and certainly delivers her most enjoyable lines in this cleverest of collections.
THIS COPY will be signed by Helen Ellis on the title page at our store. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published by Doubleday, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
HELEN ELLIS (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is one of America's best writers of hurt-your-tummy-laugh-out-loud funny books, but also one of the slowest. She took fifteen years to come up with American Housewife, after we hosted her first farce on college sorority life, Eating the Cheshire Cat. In between and still, she is a successful high stakes tournament poker player, paying off her grad school debt with the proceeds of just one winning check. The talented author Colson Whitehead hired Helen to coach him in the game and wrote about her in his memoir. Thank you Helen Ellis for signing our books.
THE TOP VIDEO was shot at our store on June 18, 2021.
THE BOTTOM VIDEO was shot in the store on January 18, 2016 for airing on BOOKMARK, a Public Television author interview show hosted by Emmy Award winner Don Noble.