Upcoming Kirkus Interviews


Tuesday February 23rd midnight EST
Bonnie McFarlane
YOU'RE BETTER THAN ME by Bonnie McFarlane
It took Bonnie McFarlane a lot of time, effort, and tequila to get to where she is today. Before she starred on Last Comic Standing and directed her own films, she was an inappropriately loud tomboy growing up on her parents’ farm in Cold Lake, Canada, wetting her pants during standardized tests and killing chickens. Desperate to find “her people”—like-minded souls who wouldn’t judge her because she was honest, ruthless, and okay, sometimes really rude—Bonnie turned to comedy. In her new memoir You’re Better Than Me, Bonnie tells it like it is, and lays bare all of her smart (and her not-so-smart) decisions along her way to finding her friends and her comedic voice. From fistfights in elementary school to riding motorcycles to the World Famous Comic Strip, to Late Night with David Letterman, and through to her infamous “c” word bit on Last Comic Standing, You’re Better Than Me is her funny and outrageous trip through the good, bad, and ugly of her life in comedy.
Tuesday March 8th midnight EST
Zach Anner
IF AT BIRTH YOU DON'T SUCCEED by Zach Anner
Comedian Zach Anner opens his frank and funny book, If at Birth You Don't Succeed, with an admission: he botched his own birth. Two months early, underweight, and under-prepared for life, he entered the world with cerebral palsy and an uncertain future. So how did he blossom into a viral internet sensation who's hosted two travel shows, impressed Oprah, driven the Mars Rover, and inspired a John Mayer song? (It wasn't "Your Body Is a Wonderland.") If at Birth You Don't Succeed is an irreverent and heartfelt memoir about finding your passion and your path even when it’s paved with epic misadventure. “An inspirational memoir with a seasoned, infectious sense of humor,” our reviewer writes.