Ever find yourself kicking the Xerox machine at work? Feeling overly resentful that someone keeps stealing your pens? Perhaps it’s time to take a coffee break with the wonderfully witty Ed Park at this reading and discussion for his debut novel, Personal Days, which concerns a clique of office employees overcome by fear when the company starts firing their co-workers. Park, a co-founder of The Believer and former books editor of the Voice, will be on hand to sign copies—and if you’ve just been fired yourself, maybe he’ll even give you a hug.
Wed., May 21, 7 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 13, 2008