Book Launch: Parasocialite by Brittany Menjivar in conversation with Lauren Badillo Milici

Book Launch: Parasocialite by Brittany Menjivar in conversation with Lauren Badillo Milici

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

About the Book.

A hot fashion photographer hacks into girls’ computers with spyware and they love it. A teenage bride seethes with jealousy as her A-list husband tends to a Make-A-Wish child. A famous Twitter user is flushed down a toilet at a party in the Hills. This is the world of PARASOCIALITE, where excitement and ecstasy abound — but happiness is harder to come by.

Praise for PARASOCIALITE . . .

“Crush the one-way media mirror! Transubstantiate your profile pic! Vaporwave the food court of flirtationships! And hyperventilate the wow & now of Parasocialite!” – Jack Skelley

“Brittany Menjivar writes like a Cher Horowitz cracked out on YouTube-streamed binaural beats. Parasocialite is the glamour-pop hot-pink glitter prose of the post-2010s Internet age. A debut with a beautiful mixed-media approach, jumping from dystopian valley girl short stories to poems on female rage, lust, and Instagram-induced apathy. For some reason, the entire experience of reading this book reminded me of my fear that every UberEats delivery man who comes to my apartment door is going to murder me!” – Alex Kazemi

“Youth has always been a foreign country but in Britt Menjivar’s hands, it’s a different planet. In Parasocialite, girlhood is sci-fi, dating apps are existential mirrors out of Ingmar Bergman, coolness is survival horror, and someone’s like seriously going to kiss deadmau5 tonight.” – Geoff Rickly




About the Author.


Brittany Menjivar was born and raised in the DMV; she now works and plays in the City of Angels. She is a screenwriter (best known for her short and the co-founder of Car Crash Collective, a poetry and prose reading series partially incited by a near-fatal car accident she suffered. Parasocialite, her debut short story and poetry collection, was published by Dream Boy Book Club in March 2024.






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