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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on August 7 at 10:11 AM


Three readings and an open mic tonight.

At Elliott Bay Book Company, J. Edward Chamberlain, who is a breeder of horses, reads from his book about the horse in history. The book is titled Horse. Even if you’re not into horses, this looks like the best reading of the night, but that’s not an endorsement.

First, at the University Book Store, Eldon Thompson reads from The Divine Talisman: Book Three of the Legend of Asahiel. I understand that it’s bad form to judge a book by its title, but you could not drag me to this reading, although I would attend it on a bet.

Third Place Books has a reading that you could not pay me to attend. Vaishali, who is a “part stand-up comic and part spiritual teacher who makes Eastern mysticism accessible to Western minds,” will read from YOU ARE WHAT YOU LOVE®. Here is what Vaishali’s website says:

Friends don’t let friends go into the light … without a spiritual road map to enlightenment.” – Vaishali

Who do you know who can talk about the spirituality of Homer Simpson, Jimi Hendrix, James Dean, or Cheech and Chong with as much aplomb as she can talk about the world’s great mystical traditions or major religions?

Join Vaishali, the author of You Are What You Love®, as she provides her uniquely Vaishali perspective to the big questions in life: Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “What is my purpose?”

Oh my God.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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A simple "R" in a circle... proof she's more "quack douchebag" than "spiritual teacher".

Posted by demo kid | August 7, 2008 10:16 AM

You make me happy, Paul Constant.

Posted by Gloria | August 7, 2008 10:19 AM

I'll bet you that you won't go to the The Divine Talisman reading, stand up 45 seconds into it and loudly but embarrassingly announce to everyone "I'm sorry, I thought this was the You Are What You Love reading" as you leave.

Posted by stinkbug | August 7, 2008 10:59 AM

@3: That's great. How much?

Posted by Paul Constant | August 7, 2008 11:07 AM


$2 if I can video it.

Posted by stinkbug | August 7, 2008 11:27 AM

At least they reaffirm that hers is a uniquely Vaishali perspective... just in case, say, a Kafkaesque perspective might intimidate potential attendees.
Then again, a Kafkaesque perspective on You Are What You Love(R) could make for good copy.
For future reference, which is worse -- a reading you couldn't be dragged to, or a reading you couldn't be paid to attend?

Posted by Gary | August 7, 2008 12:11 PM

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