Taylor Plimpton Reads from The Dreaded Feast: Writers on Enduring the Holidays
Canio's Books, Sag Harbor,
On Saturday, December 15 at 5 p.m. Canio’s Books will host writer and editor Taylor Plimpton reading from the anthology The Dreaded Feast: Writers on Enduring the Holidays
published by Abrams. The Dreaded Feast is an anthology, edited by Plimpton and Michele Clarke. P.J. O’Rourke, America’s leading political satirist, wrote the introduction. The book includes darkly humorous essays, short stories and poems that, through poking fun at the holiday season, will help its readers survive it.
Plimpton will read selections from the anthology as well as his essay, “Revenge of the Turkeys” which recently appeared in the on-line version of The New Yorker magazine.
Included in the anthology are Calvin Trillin denouncing fruitcake, Hunter S. Thompson celebrating Christmas by shoving a couch out the window, and James Thurber ranting about the absurdity of holiday greeting cards. Other contributors include Dave Barry, Robert Benchley, Charles Bukowski, Augusten Burroughs, Billy Collins, Jay McInerney, Fiona Maazel, George Plimpton, David Rakoff, David Sedaris, Charles Simic, and John Waters.
Taylor Plimpton, a freelance writer and editor, is author of Notes from the Night: a Life After Dark. He was an editor at Men’s Journal, where he wrote book reviews, travel articles and features. He is at work on a collection of essays about his father, George Plimpton. Plimpton spends time with family in Southampton; sometimes for the Holidays.