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Rabbits for Food - Reading with Binnie Kirshenbaum and Friends

Master of razor-edged literary humor Binnie Kirshenbaum returns with her first novel in a decade, a devastating, laugh-out-loud funny story of a writer’s slide into depression and institutionalization.

We're thrilled to welcome Binnie to Rough Draft for a dramatic reading, meet-and-greet, and book signing. She'll be joined by actress Juliette Bennett, who will interview Binnie and moderate a discussion, and other special guest(s) to be announced.

This event is free with food, drink, or book purchase, and promises to be a highly entertaining evening! Rabbits for Food is for sale now at Rough Draft; contact us to reserve your copy.

About the book:

It’s New Year’s Eve, the holiday of forced fellowship, mandatory fun, and paper hats. While dining out with her husband and their friends, Kirshenbaum’s protagonist—an acerbic, mordantly witty, and clinically depressed writer—fully unravels. Her breakdown lands her in the psych ward of a prestigious New York hospital, where she refuses all modes of recommended treatment. Instead, she passes the time chronicling the lives of her fellow “lunatics” and writing a novel about what brought her there. Her story is a brilliant and brutally funny dive into the disordered mind of a woman who sees the world all too clearly.

Propelled by razor-sharp comic timing and rife with pinpoint insights, Kirshenbaum examines what it means to be unloved and loved, to succeed and fail, to be at once impervious and raw. Rabbits for Food shows how art can lead us out of—or into—the depths of disconsolate loneliness and piercing grief. A bravura literary performance from one of our most indispensable writers.