Daniel Handler discusses and signs "All the Dirty Parts"

Oakland

Daniel Handler at DIESEL, A Bookstore in OaklandDIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Daniel Handler to the store to discuss and sign, All the Dirty Parts, on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 pm.

Cole is a boy in high school. He runs cross country, he sketches, he jokes around with friends. But none of this quite matters next to the allure of sex. "Let me put it this way," he says. "Draw a number line, with zero is you never think about sex and ten is, it's all you think about, and while you are drawing the line, I am thinking about sex."
Cole fantasizes about whomever he's looking at. He consumes and shares pornography, and he sleeps with a lot of girls, which is beginning to earn him a not-quite-savory reputation around school. This leaves him adrift with only his best friend for company, and then something startling starts to happen between them that might be what he's been after all this time-and then he meets Grisaille.

All The Dirty Parts is an unblinking take on teenage desire in a culture of unrelenting explicitness and shunted communication, where sex feels like love, but no one knows what love feels like. With short chapters in the style of Jenny Offill or Mary Robison, Daniel Handler gives us a tender, brutal, funny, intoxicating portrait of an age when the lens of sex tilts the world. "There are love stories galore," Cole tells us, "This isn't that. The story I'm typing is all the dirty parts."

Daniel Handler is the author of the novels We Are Pirates, The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs, and Why We Broke Up, a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book. As Lemony Snicket, he is responsible for many books for children, including the thirteen-volume sequence A Series of Unfortunate Events and the four-book series All the Wrong Questions. He is married to the illustrator Lisa Brown, and lives with her and their son in San Francisco.

Photo Credit- Meredith Heuer

Event date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
All the Dirty Parts Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781632868046
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - click to see which location!
Published: Bloomsbury UK - August 29th, 2017