Peeling the Onion

As a child and teenager, Nathan Rabin viewed pop culture as a life-affirming form of escape. Today, pop culture is his life. For more than a decade, he’s served as head writer for A.V. Club, the entertainment section of The Onion. In The Big Rewind, Rabin shares his too-strange-for-fiction life story. From a psilocybin-addled trip to the Anne Frank House to having focus groups for his movie-review panel show opine that all the male critics seemed “gay” and that the show as a whole was “too gay,” Rabin discusses his personal evolution in prose as hilarious as it is unexpectedly poignant.

You can hear more when Nathan Rabin reads from his book The Big Rewind at Magers & Quinn Booksellers,Saturday, July 18, at 7:00pm. Details are here.–David E