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Booksmith presents Phoebe Robinson for EVERYTHING IS TRASH, BUT IT'S OKAY
Public Works
San Francisco, CA
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Booksmith presents Phoebe Robinson for EVERYTHING IS TRASH, BUT IT'S OKAY
Booksmith presents a special evening with Phoebe Robinson for her new book, Everything is Trash, But It's Okay. Please join us at Public Works!

Please note: this event is 21+. No exceptions.

All tickets include a copy of Everything is Trash, But It's Okay. 1 ticket = 1 book. No exceptions.

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit WNYC Studios podcast 2 Dope Queens, which was turned into four one-hour, critically-acclaimed HBO specials. This event will be a stand-up style exploration of her second book, Everything is Trash, But It's Okay.

Wouldn't it be great if life came with an instruction manual? Of course, but like access to Michael B. Jordan's house, none of us are getting any. Thankfully, Phoebe Robinson is ready to share everything she's experienced in hopes that if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own.

Written in her trademark unfiltered and singularly witty style, Robinson's latest essay collection, Everything is Trash, But It's Okay, is a call to arms. She tackles a wide range of topics, such as giving feminism a tough love talk in hopes it can become more intersectional; telling society's beauty standards to kick rocks; and how being a workaholic with a #NoDaysOff mentality is cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!

Robinson also gets personal, exploring debt she has hidden from her parents, how dating is mainly a warmed-over bowl of hot mess, and maybe most importantly, meeting Bono not once, but twice. She's struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jean size. She knows about trash not only because she sees it every day, but also because she's seen about one hundred thousand hours of reality TV and zero hours of Schindler's List.  Everything is Trash, But It's Okay is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count, as well as an intimate conversation with a new best friend.

Robinson is the New York Times best-selling author of You Can't Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain. Robinson has gone on to be a staff writer for the final season of Portlandia, act in TBSs Search Party, host another critically-acclaimed podcast for WNYC Studios entitled Sooo Many White Guys, and made her film debut in the Netflix summer comedy Ibiza. Her sophomore book, Everything is Trash, But It's Okay, will be published by Dutton on October 16, 2018.


Please remember: tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Public Works SF is a 21+ venue.

This is a standing room only event; if you need a seat or other special considerations, please contact events at booksmith dot com at least one week prior to the event. Thanks!

Please note: Phoebe is happy to sign books and meet everyone after the show. Candid photos from the line will be allowed, but due to time constraints Phoebe will not be able to take posed shots or selfies.


Public Works (View)
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Comedy > Stand Up

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: The Booksmith
On BPT Since: May 28, 2009
The Booksmith

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