Alexandra Petri

Alexandra PetriIN-PERSON: Live at The Bell House!
Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 PM
Alexandra Petri presents Alexandra Petri's Us History: Important American Documents (I Made Up)
With Alexis Coe
Book Bundle: $30

Greenlight and The Bell House are thrilled to welcome Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri and historian Alexis Coe as they bring the past to life with a night of historical gossip, choose-your-own-adventure, powerpoints, and trivia. If you’re going to lie about the past, you might as well make up lies that are fun! Washington Post humor columnist Alexandra Petri is perhaps America’s most beloved political satirist. Her new, side-splitting work of historical humor uses imagined documents to create a laugh-out-loud, irreverent takedown of our nation’s complicated past. From the Spanish conquistadors to the Salem witch trials, from Paul Revere’s ride to the exclamation mark in Oklahoma!, Alexandra Petri’s U.S. History presents a deranged timeline in which John and Abigail Adams try sexting, the March sisters from Little Women are sixty feet tall, Nicola Tesla’s friends stage an intervention when he falls in love with a pigeon, and Susan Sontag goes to summer camp. A witty, absurdist satire of the last 500 years, Petri’s “historical fan fiction” shows why she has been hailed as “genius,” a “national treasure,” and “one of the funniest writers alive.” Please join us at The Bell House for the celebration of Alexandra Petri's US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up).

Each book bundled ticket includes a signed copy of US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up), to be picked up at the event. Mask-wearing is recommended to attend this event. Ages 21+. This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

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Event date: 

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

149 7th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Alexandra Petri's US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up) By Alexandra Petri Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324006435
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 11th, 2023

Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays By Alexandra Petri Cover Image
$15.95
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ISBN: 9780393867374
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 1st, 2021

You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington By Alexis Coe Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735224117
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2021

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