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 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 is a comedy writer and performer who most recently worked on the NBC series The Good Place. Previously, Megan was a writer on the acclaimed Amazon series Transparent, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and the final three seasons of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. Her other past credits include writing for Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital, Comedy Central’s Kroll Show, and the Academy Awards. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Vulture, Vice Magazine and The Awl, among others and her first book Science…For Her! was published in November 2014 by Simon & Schuster. Her web series, An Emmy For Megan, was nominated for four Primetime Emmys.
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