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Bess Kalb, an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live and a regular contributor to The New Yorker‘s “Daily Shouts,” offers a hilarious and unconventional debut memoir about family and the voices we hear beyond the grave. In Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, Bess shares from voicemails that she saved from her grandmother Bobby Bell—an irrepressible, glamorous, unapologetically opinionated force. Bringing these unforgettable heart-to-hearts vividly to the page, Bess recounts family lore to explore four generations of indomitable women as their life journeys take them from homes in Belarus to Brooklyn to Los Angeles. With humor and poignancy, Bess gives us proof of the special familial bonds that can endure beyond death. Join us for an entertaining evening with The Good Place and Parks and Recreation writer Megan Amram as she converses with Bess in person (and Bobby Bell in spirit) about the enduring legacy of family stories.

Bess Kalb

Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live. Her writing for the show earned her a Writer’s Guild Award in 2016. She has also written for the Oscars and the Emmys. A regular contributor to The New Yorker‘s “Daily Shouts,” her work has been published in The New Republic, Grantland, Salon.com, Wired, The Nation, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles.

Megan Amram

Megan Amram is an American comedy writer, producer, and performer. She is most known for working on the NBC series The Good Place and her Twitter account. Amram created and starred in the comedy web series, An Emmy for Megan, which depicts Amram’s quest to win an Emmy


This program will take place at Dynasty Typewriter at 2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057


Please note: using a ride share service is highly recommended.

Street and metered parking is availible on Wilshire Blvd. Carondelet St., Park View St., Coronado St., and 6th St. Be sure to check all signs for parking regulations.

There are also several lots within walkable distance of the venue. The main lot is located around the corner at 611 S Carondelet Street and is $9. There is valet service ($10) available on weekends and select week nights if you plan to eat or drink at our neighboring restaurant La Fonda. Check their website for more information on their schedule.

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