Last night Family reopened their bookshop for the launch of Sean Wilsey’s new book ‘More Curious,’ published by McSweeney’s. Family was closed over the summer and during that time did a bit of renovating.
Family co-owner David Jacob Kramer introduced author Sean Wilsey, who read from his new book of essays. Wilsey is an engaged reader who took us on a journey across the United States. He told us about the car he purchased for 12K that couldn’t go above 40mph, his traveling companions, like his dog Charlie, and, he imitated Southern accents for a few of the characters. Comedian Molly Shannon, joined Wilsey at the end of the evening for a lively interview and conversation about his new book and his writing process.
I am excited to see one of my favorite art book stores in Los Angeles back in biz, and look forward to reading the copy of Wilsey’s 2005 memoir, ‘Oh the Glory of It All’ which I picked up at the end of the night.