Lane Moore: How to Be Alone

Wednesday November 7: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of How to Be Alone or a $15 gift card in-store at the event to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Strand and accessible via the elevator next door at 826 Broadway.

Lane Moore is best known as an award-winning sex and relationships editor, a comic, a rock singer, and an actor. But Lane’s story has had its fair share of ups and downs, from teaching herself how to become her own parent, to living as a homeless teenager in her car, to moving to New York City to pursue her dreams. Even as she felt increasingly cut off from others, she looked to her childhood heroines (like Anne of Green Gables) and romantic heroes (like Jim Halpert from The Office) to remain a hopeless romantic, and believe that she could create for herself the family she never had.

How to Be Alone is a must-read for anyone whose childhood still feels unresolved, who spends more time pretending to have friends online than feeling close to anyone in real life, who bristles when asked if they have a “support system” because they don't know what that means, who tries to have genuine, deep conversations in a roomful of people who would rather you not. It's the story of one person who knew from birth she was on her own—and what she did to turn this into something productive and positive.

At once a moving personal narrative and a guide for those looking to reframe their own histories, How to Be Alone shows you how to find solace in solitude. It is a story of triumph over what keeps us alone, keeps us wanting, and keeps us from doing the most important thing we can do: connecting with our innermost selves.

Join us as Lane sits down with comedian and host of HQ Trivia Scott Rogowsky!

Lane Moore is a stand-up comedian, writer, director, actor, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist living in New York, New York. Paste named her Twitter one of "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014", and "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2015", ranking it at #19. BUST Magazine called Moore one of 10 Funny Ladies You Need To Be Watching and Brooklyn Magazine called Moore one of the 50 Funniest People In Brooklyn. Bustle named her one of the top comedians of 2017. Out Magazine named her one of the OUT100 of 2017, a list that celebrates compelling people who have had a hand in moving forward LGBT rights.

Scott Rogowsky is quickly making a name for himself across the media landscape. Whether you know him as the host of the wildly popular live mobile game show HQ Trivia, or have streamed one of his two shows currently airing on Verizon’s Go90 – Start Talkin’ produced for Complex Networks and Weird World of Sports produced for Whistle Sports, he is seemingly popping up everywhere. Prior to joining HQ, Scott co-hosted the ABC Primetime series Would You Fall For That? with Nick Watt and Sasheer Zamata, as well as hosting his own live, late-night style talk show Running Late with Scott Rogowsky since 2011, where he has interviewed over 400 celebrity guests including Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, Steve Buscemi, and Sarah Silverman. Scott resides in New York City. Isn't that interesting?

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