Join Lake Travis Reads at Bee Cave Public Library for a conversation with Wendi Aarons!
Wendi Aarons is an award-winning humor writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker Daily Shouts, McSweeneys Internet Tendency, US Weekly Fashion Police, Scary Mommy, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, and various other outlets. She is the author of the middle-grade book Ginger Mancino, Kid Comedian and the humorous memoir I’m Wearing Tunics Now, and a contributor to many anthologies. Her humor pieces have been performed by award-winning actresses including Uzo Aduba, Sharon Horgan, and Alison Brie of Glow. Wendi’s eponymous blog was named Funniest Parenting Blog by Parents Magazine and she was named Most Entertaining Writer at the Mom 2.0 influencer conference. She both speaks on and teaches humor writing to both children and adults, and lives in Austin with her family.
Her newest book, I’m Wearing Tunics Now is an honest and hilarious memoir about second acts, self-acceptance, and celebrating what happens when a woman gets older, wiser, and a lot more excited by sales at Eileen Fisher. A late bloomer who came to her career later in life, humorist Wendi Aarons shares the joys, stumbles, and outfit mishaps she’s experienced on her road to no longer giving a f*. It’s a journey from chunky heels and bad choices from the juniors department to the panache of a comfortable linen tunic (metaphorically, but also literally), enjoying her second act and unapologetically chasing her dreams. With relatable personal anecdotes, an irresistible comedic voice, and inspirational takeaways—you, too, can find self-acceptance and also age-appropriate fashion pajamas—I’m Wearing Tunics Now is a comic memoir with humor and heart.