Tickets are available at the store.
It sounds like a set-up for a
comedy bit: an entertainer popular enough to fill up huge concert halls across
the country holds a book signing in the smallest bookstore anybody's ever seen.
But it really is happening.
This March, superstar comedian, author and talk show host, Chelsea Handler, embarks on a national stand-up comedy tour in support of the release of her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. When the tour stops in Atlanta, she'll be making an exclusive bookstore appearance at A Cappella Books, the venerable--but tiny--bookstore at the corner of Dekalb Avenue in Inman Park. Her appearance is sponsored by the Decatur Book Festival.
Handler begins signing books at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 in advance of her 8 p.m. performance at the Fox Theatre. Because of the expected crowd and the store's limited space, each person must have a ticket (which includes a copy of the book) in order to enter the signing line.
Tickets are available at A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Avenue.
As there is virtually no on-site parking, attendees are asked to use MARTA or one of several paid parking lots in Little 5 Points. A Cappella Books is a short walk from Little 5 Points and from the Inman Park MARTA Station.
While A Cappella is well known for hosting huge book events around town (Rachel Maddow, Harry Belafonte, Al Gore and many others), the cozy brick storefront is rarely where the big-name authors actually appear. "Chelsea is performing in front of a big crowd at the Fox that night, but she specifically requests in every town she plays to do a book signing at a local independent," said A Cappella owner Frank Reiss. "We are thrilled that our long record of successful author events enabled us to be the Atlanta bookstore chosen by the publisher to host Chelsea Handler."
"Obviously, we can't fit all of the folks who will come out into our shop at once, so we're having her fans pre-order their books by purchasing tickets with specific time periods. Since we know a lot of people will have a bit of a wait before getting to the front of the line, we're setting up food trucks and other activities in the little parking lot across the street from the store. It should be a lot of fun...if the weather cooperates," added Reiss, who has recently had to postpone events with such best-selling authors as Malcolm Gladwell and Anna Quindlen due to Atlanta's winter weather.
About Uganda Be Kidding Me:
Wherever Chelsea Handler travels, one thing is certain: she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous. Now, in this uproarious collection, she sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious stories ever. On safari in Africa, it's anyone's guess as to what's more dangerous: the wildlife or Chelsea. But whether she's fumbling the seduction of a guide by not knowing where tigers live (Asia, duh) or wearing a bathrobe into the bush because her clothes stopped fitting seven margaritas ago, she's always game for the next misadventure. The situation gets down and dirty as she defiles a kayak in the Bahamas, and outright sweaty as she escapes from a German hospital on crutches. When things get truly scary, like finding herself stuck next to a passenger with bad breath, she knows she can rely on her family to make matters even worse. Thank goodness she has the devoted Chunk by her side -- except for the time she loses him in Telluride. Complete with answers to the most frequently asked traveler's questions, hot travel trips, and travel etiquette, none of which should be believed, Uganda Be Kidding Me has Chelsea taking on the world, one laugh-out-loud incident at a time.
Chelsea Handler is an accomplished stand-up comic and actress, as well as the bestselling author of My Horizontal Life. She is the star of her own late-night show on E!, "Chelsea Lately;" was one of the stars of "Girls Behaving Badly;" has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with David Letterman;" and has starred in her own half-hour Comedy Central special. Chelsea makes regular appearances in comedy clubs across America and lives in Los Angeles.
If you won't be able to attend this event, but would still like a singed copy of Uganda Be Kidding Me, click the link below.
- A Cappella Books
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