East City Bookshop welcomes Alexandra Petri with her essay collection Nothing Is Wrong and Here is Why, in conversation with David Litt.
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About Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why
Wickedly funny and impossibly upbeat, acclaimed humorist Alexandra Petri has emerged as the preeminent political satirist of her generation. Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays collects more than 50 new and adapted essays from her viral Washington Post columns, creating a surreal and hilarious commentary on the routine horrors and sideshow antics of the Trump administration.
Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why is a riotous escape from real life—at least in the sense that a frying pan is an escape from a fire. As we wake every day to unprecedented incompetence and ever more frightening realities, it becomes more and more apparent that laughter might really be all we have going for us. And if that’s so, Petri is here to help.
About Alexandra Petri
Alexandra Petri is an American humorist and newspaper columnist at the Washington Post. She lives in Washington, DC.
About David Litt
David Litt entered the White House as a speechwriter in 2011, and left in 2016 as a senior presidential speechwriter and special assistant to the president. In addition to writing remarks for President Barack Obama on a wide range of domestic policy issues, David served as the lead joke writer for several White House Correspondents’ Dinner monologues. Since leaving government, David has written speeches, op-eds, and jokes for Fortune 100 CEOs, professional athletes, leading philanthropists, and prominent political figures.
His New York Times bestselling memoir, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years, was published in 2017. His second book Democracy in One Book Or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think, was published in June 2020. He is currently developing a sitcom for ABC based on his life in DC.