Akilah Hughes at Third Place Books Sunday Sept 29 in ticketed event

Monday, September 23, 2019

Akilah Hughes, author of The Fault is in Our Stars, will appear at Third Place Books on Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 6:00pm, in a ticket required event.

Tickets available only with your PURCHASE of Obviously: Stories From My Timeline from Third Place Books. Books and tickets available for pick up on or after Tuesday, September 24.

"A refreshingly funny and blisteringly unsentimental coming-of-age memoir." - John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All The Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars

Purchase a copy of Obviously: Stories From My Timeline from Third Place Books and receive ONE ticket for the event. Tickets required for admission and signing line. Signing line arranged by letter group printed on ticket (don't lose them!)

General seating: first come, first served. Doors at 5pm.

In Akilah Hughes's world, family -- and life -- are often complicated, but always funny. Through intimate and hilarious essays, Akilah takes readers along on her journey from the small Kentucky town where she was born -- and eventually became a spelling bee champ and 15-year-old high school graduate -- to New York City, where she took careful steps to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer and performer.
Like Tiffany Haddish's The Last Black Unicorn or Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? for the YA set, Akilah pens revealing and laugh-out-loud funny essays about her life, covering everything from her racist fifth grade teacher, her struggles with weight and acne, her failed attempts at joining the cheerleading team, how to literally get to New York (hint: for a girl on a budget, it may include multiple bus transfers) and exactly how to "make it" once you finally get there.

Akilah Hughes is a writer, comedian, and YouTuber residing in Brooklyn, NY. She's been a digital correspondent for MTV, Fusion, Comedy Central, Crooked Media, and more. A Sundance Labs Fellow, Akilah most recently appeared on the HBO series special Pod Save America. 

Her comedic YouTube channel, "It's Akilah, Obviously!" has amassed more than 150,000 subscribers. Find her on Twitter @AkilahObviously or on Instagram @akilahh.


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