Monday, October 30 @ 7pm - Wealthy Theater
Schuler Books present Denis Leary in Conversation with Rebecca Kruth
Eight years ago, legendary comic Denis Leary taught us all Why We Suck in his NYT-bestselling book. Now Dr. Leary is back to school us again with Why We Don’t Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches, a searing comic look at these divisive times, skewering liberals and conservatives alike with a signature dose of sarcasm and common sense.
Tickets will be available through the Wealthy Theatre box office. Tickets are $46 and include entry to the event and a pre-signed copy of Why We don’t Suck, to be claimed at the event. You will present your ticket at the event to claim your book.
About Why We Don’t Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches
Denis Leary refutes the current highly partisan Right Wing Nutjob versus Left Wing Snowflake approach to American politics—where you’re either one or the other, with no gray areas in between. Leading a new protest movement called Gray Lives Matter, he takes equal opportunity aim at the screaming heads we see arguing every night on CNN (the Clinton News Network) and Fox’s Fair and Balanced Republican Report. With a devoted mission to Make America Laugh Again, Denis tackles the topics we all hold close to our American hearts: Twitter, Instagram, and the seemingly endless search for fame and diet vodka.
In a country so gluten-free that a box of jelly donuts is now a bigger threat than Vladimir Fucking Putin—where college kids are more afraid of Ann Coulter than HIV—it’s time for someone to stand up and stop the insanity. Or at least defend the double cheeseburger. With a side order of free porn. Denis is that guy.
He'll answer such burning questions as: when will Hillary run out of pantsuits? And why wasn't her campaign motto Hey America—It's My Fucking Turn! As Denis says in the book "Trump's election gave me faith that even I could be president. Look at his track record: canceled TV show, thin skin, angry tweets and an attractive wife. According to that formula, I'm one bad combover away from living in The White House." We're all in this together and Denis Leary is here to remind us what makes America #7 on the list of Best Countries To Live In—which may sound bad, but means at least we still make the playoffs.
About the Author
DENIS LEARY is a five-time loser at the Emmy awards. And the Golden Globes. He has lost in both the drama and comedy categories. In leading and supporting roles. Not to mention writing. Leary hopes to one day be nominated for—and more than likely not win—an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Tony Award. His first literary foray Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid was a New York Times bestseller, but not nominated for The National Book Award. In his long and storied entertainment career, Leary has also never won The Stanley Cup, The Nobel Peace Prize, or an argument with his wife.
About the Moderator
REBECCA KRUTH is the host of Weekend Edition and a reporter at Michigan Radio. After earning degrees in English and American Studies from Michigan State University, Rebecca began her radio career as a newsroom intern at WKAR in East Lansing. She completed additional news internships at WBEZ Chicago and KAJX Aspen before landing at Michigan Radio in 2014. Rebecca was born and raised in the Lansing area and now lives in Ann Arbor with her husband James.