Laurie Rosenwald--How to Make Mistakes on Purpose: Bring Chaos to Your Order (A FAN Program)

We are so happy to support Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome Laurie Rosenwald, author of the new book, How to Make Mistakes on Purpose: Bring Chaos to Your Order. Rosenwald will be interviewed by Risa Mickenberg. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of How to Make Mistakes on Purpose from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Rosenwald that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: Laurie Rosenwald is a New York City-based illustrator, artist, designer, and book creator whose work is a mix of collage, drawing, painting, and storytelling. Rosenwald has created animation, product design, and leads an ongoing popular workshop, "How to Make Mistakes on Purpose."

Three generations of humans have now been molded into results-oriented workers who cannot mess up, and therefore may never innovate either. Shared software, skills, and experiences equal no surprises. Surrounded by the unwavering, reliable results made possible by a machine, we all marinate in this ubiquitous cybersauce. Behold! Thousands of shiny new apps, sites, products, and services that look, feel, and are essentially the same. Because computers don’t make mistakes.

A fresh, colorful guide to discovery, with clearly marked directions and witty prompts, this is a book about living a productive, individualistic life. Whatever your job, it gives you a way to zig while everyone around you can only zag. It will also make you laugh along the way.

About the Author: Laurie Rosenwald is a New York City-based illustrator, artist, designer, and book creator whose work is a mix of collage, drawing, painting, and storytelling. In addition to her many editorial illustrations for a wide variety of publications, Rosenwald has created animation, product design, and leads an ongoing workshop, "How to Make Mistakes on Purpose." Her latest book is How to Make Mistakes on Purpose: Bring Chaos to Your Order, released in November 2021. She has designed book jackets as well as books for Vintage, Little Brown, Houghton Mifflin, and Knopf. Her many illustration clients include The New York Times, New York magazine, The Atlantic, Harper'sThe Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Believer, The Baffler and countless others. As a designer, Rosenwald has worked for Ikea, Sony Music, Warner Brothers, Target, the Sundance Channel, Noggin, Bloomingdale's, Barney's, Neiman Marcus, Ogilvy, Jay Walter Thompson, Bravo, Nickelodeon, Conde Nast, and The Whitney Museum.

About the Interviewer: Risa Mickenberg is a writer, director, performer, creative director, provocateur and entrepreneur. She is the author of the bestselling book Taxi Driver Wisdom. Her fiction has been published in Vice, The Baffler, The American Bystander, Purple Magazine Paris, [pank], and The Witness. She wrote the feature film Egg (Tribeca Film Festival 2019), and she is in pre-production on two feature films, Consumed and The Not. Mickenberg is the co-founder of the clothing brand DJOODIE and the CEO of the anti-social telecommunications company Hermette Wireless. She is the singer and lyricist for the cabaret octets Glass Bikini, and Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse. She has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo and is a member of the film faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Event date: 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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How to Make Mistakes On Purpose: Bring Chaos to Your Order Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780306925160
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Hachette Go - November 23rd, 2021

Based on Laurie Rosenwald's popular workshop, How to Make Mistakes On Purpose reveals an intuitive, entertaining way to come up with truly original ideas.
 Three generations of humans have now been molded into results-oriented workers who cannot mess up, and therefore may never innovate either. Shared software, skills, and experiences equal no surprises.