My new book—Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It—is out on Nov. 13.

The book, of course, makes the perfect holiday gift for that special (please select one)

A) wit
B) nitwit
C) dimwit
D) half-wit

in your life. You can pre-order at Amazon, B&N or Indiebound.

But Wit's End live is a lot of fun, too. If you want to discover how wit can entertain and enlighten even in the darkest times, come on by one of the appearances listed below.

I'll explore key aspects of wit through film clips, folktales, literary anecdotes, jokes, and juggling—of ideas, words and balls. There will be word games, short creativity tests, and a pun competition, the winner of which receives a free copy of the book!

For a teaser of the event (and the book), check out this short video.

Thank you!

Authors on Stage
Wellesley College Club
727 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA
November 07, Wednesday - 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Concord Bookshop
65 Main St, Concord, MA
November 8, Thursday - 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Northshire Bookstore
4869 Main St, Manchester, VT
November 10, Saturday - 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
November 14, Wednesday - 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Head House Books
619 South 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA
November 16, Friday - 7:30 PM

Spoonbill & Sugartown
99 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn, NY
November 18, Sunday - 7:00 - 9:00 PM

The Half King
505 W 23rd St, New York, NY
November 19, Monday - 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard St, Brookline, Massachusetts
November 28, Wednesday - 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC
Jan 5, Saturday - 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Porter Square Books
25 White St, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jan 18, Friday - 7:00 - 8:30 PM