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Kent State Stark Library Book Club: April 2015

Everyone is Welcome!

Kent State Stark Library Book Club

Meeting Date: 

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Time:  5:15 p.m.

Meeting will be held in the Library.

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Library Book Club Pick for April 2015

More by Amanda Filipacchi

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Amanda Filipacchi


Amanda Filipacchi is the author of four novels: Nude Men, Vapor, Love Creeps, and, just out, The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty (W. W. Norton, Feb. 2015). Her fiction has appeared in Best American Humor and elsewhere. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. She earned an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University. She lives in New York.

More Filipacchi on the web


“[A] sure comic touch… smart and sweet… a tribute to the pleasures of friendship.”
The New Yorker

“At the corner where a brisker Haruki Murakami meets a drier “30 Rock” [readers] would do well to seek out Filipacchi’s radiantly intelligent and very funny novel.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Amanda Filipacchi is the funniest novelist you’ve never heard of…. Few comic novelists get characters talking so naturally, and amusingly…. There is a high art in this kind of ungentle entertainment, and in ‘The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty’ Amanda Filipacchi proves she hasn’t lost her touch, not even a little.”
The Boston Globe

“A surreal and utterly compelling triumph.”

“[A] farcical novel… riveting to read.”
NY Times, T Magazine

“[A] zanily satirical, spot-on novel.”
O, The Oprah Magazine