Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Enjoying an Evening of Bad Books
I love this town! Just when you thought there was nothing new to do -- here it is -- Lit Lite! The New York Times reports on this new literary reading series at Elmo Restaurant in Chelsea. The books have to be bad, and some of the readers wear foam, sequins and fake eyelashes.
"Since the series began in February, more than 40 books have been skewered. A $5 cover charge is imposed and, because of the subject matter, heavy drinking is encouraged. Each session tackles a different subject, from sex to self help," reports Lola Ogunnaike.
Authors featured during this celebration of bad prose include Ethan Hawke, Oliver North and Harriet Beecher Stowe. And before you scour the shelves looking for your last bad read, even Lit Lite has standards. While Naomi' Campbell's Swan was deemed bad, it was ruled out of the reading for not being "gripping."

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