Pages Bookshop & Drifter Coffee Present: Brooke Barker & Boaz Frankel
We are beyond excited to host authors Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel at Drifter Coffee for their latest book, "Let's Be Weird Together." If their names ring a bell, you may have heard of their first book "Sad Animal Facts."
In the same, lovely and quirky style, Brooke and Boaz are bringing us a book all about love! This will not be your typical book event.
At this event, this husband and wife duo will be bringing us a night full of fun love facts and activities. Bring yourself, bring your friend, bring your significant other! You won't want to miss out on this fun night at Drifter Coffee with us.
This event is free and open to the public. The event starts at 6 pm, but make to get there early to snag a seat and get some coffee and treats provided by Drifter.
About Let's Be Weird Together:
Weird meets weird—and the rest is history!
This is a book about weird couples and the tiny two-person universes they create.
It’s about accidentally wearing the exact same outfit. It’s about made-up songs. It’s about your rules for the thermostat. It’s about breakfast rituals, and funny nicknames, and long hugs, and that voice you pretend the cat has.
If you’re half of a weird couple, or if you have a favorite weird couple, or if you just love love, this book is for you.
BROOKE BARKER is the creator of the Sad Animal Facts Instagram account (with almost 400K followers) and author of The New York Times bestselling book of the same nameand its sequel, Sad Animal Babies. Brooke has contributed to The New York Times, Lenny Letter, The Guardian, Cup of Jo, The Stranger and more. And her comics have been featured by New York Magazine, Forbes, Bustle, Entertainment Weekly, Fast Company, Mashable, POPSUGAR, Parade, and The Guardian, among others. Brooke currently works as a freelance writer and illustrator.
BOAZ FRANKEL is a filmmaker, writer, and talk show host. In 2011, Boaz created the Pedal Powered Talk Show with bike builder Phillip Ross, and together they have pedaled across cities, canyon rims, goat fields, even class III white water rapids, interviewing a diverse group of fascinating people. The show has been featured on all major TV stations, Oregon newspapers, USA.com, Bicycle Times, and more. Boaz curates a kazoo museum in Beaufort, SC and has appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show, as well as an episode of Portlandia. Boaz is also a former Guinness World Record holder for high fiving.
Today, Brooke and Boaz live in Pittsburgh, PA with an adorable dog named Kip. You can find them at their local Dairy Queen indulging in their favorite Blizzard flavors (M&M with no chocolate syrup for Brooke and Reese’s for Boaz), exploring the streets of Pittsburgh with Kip, and befriending the local wildlife, be it dead or alive (Brooke has a fascination with road kill—Boaz once pulled over to take a picture of a dead skunk for her). LET’S BE WEIRD TOGETHER is their first book together, but the creative couple have been collaborating on the It's Different Every Day Page-A-Day Calendar since 2014, a contagiously fun calendar that breaks the mundanity of daily life by offering a new surprise each day.