Monday, Nov 10, 2014 6:00p -
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Cambridge, MA 02138
Art, Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences
Harvard Book Store welcomes writer for NBC’s hit show Parks and Recreation MEGAN AMRAM for a discussion of her book Science…For Her!
In the vein of faux expert books by John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris, Science…for Her! is ostensibly a book of science written by a denizen of women’s magazines. Comedy writer and Twitter sensation Megan Amram showcases her fiendish wit with a pitch-perfect attack on everything from those insanely perky tips for self-improvement to our bizarre shopaholic dating culture to the socially mandated pursuit of mind-blowing sex to the cringe-worthy secret codes of food and body issues.
Part hilarious farce, part biting gender commentary, Amram blends Cosmo and science to highlight absurdities with a machine-gun of laugh-inducing lines that leave nothing and no one unscathed. Subjects include: this Spring’s ten most glamorous ways to die; tips for hosting your own big bang; what religion is right for your body type; and the most pressing issue facing women today: kale!!!
Be prepared to laugh about anything in this outrageous satirical gem.
“Science…for Her! taught me so much. I learned fun ways to freeze my eggs. I learned the best religion for my body type. I learned the whole world is going straight to hell.” —Amy Poehler, author of Yes Please
“I may be but a man, but Dr. Amram’s book has cottoned me to numerous new scientific hypotheses that are both fun and flirty.” —Nick Offerman, author Paddle Your Own Canoe
“This book was fun AND informative, and just the right size for my tiny lady hands! Most books cause my hands to bruise and chafe!”—Ellen Page
Megan Amram is a writer for the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. Since she graduated from Harvard in 2010, she has amassed over 400,000 Twitter followers who enjoy her hilarious brand of off-beat humor. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, Vulture, and The Awl, among others. Her viral video “Birth Control on the Bottom” prompted Jezebel to call her a “national treasure.” She lives in Los Angeles.