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AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL - Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Saturday, August 13 at 2PM

New York Times Bestselling Author
speaking & signing
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal: Not Exactly a Memoir


In the ten years since her beloved, groundbreaking Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal has been quietly at work on this modest but mighty magnum opus, creating a spectacular literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal has cultivated a distinct blend of nonlinear memoir, observational humor, wistful reflections, and interactive connections with readers. A decade after Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, she’s back with a sublime new work, a timeless collection of insights, memories, and moments that are at once intimate and universal. 
Why the title Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal? Because each piece of prose is organized into classic subjects such as Social Studies, Music, and Language Arts. Because textbook would accurately describe a book with a first-of-its-kind interactive text messaging component. Because textbook is an expression meaning “quintessential”—Oh, that wordplay and unconventional format is so typical of her, so textbook AKR. Because if an author’s previous book has the word encyclopedia in the title, following it up with a textbook would be rather nice.
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal speaks to the awe, bewilderment, and poignancy of being alive.


Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the author of over 20 books for children. Her titles include Wumbers, Plant a Kiss, Little Pea, Spoon, The Wonder Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons,and Duck! Rabbit!. A long-time contributor to NPR, she is the host and creator of Mission Amy KR, produced by Chicago Public Radio. Amy lives with her family in Chicago and online at

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Event date: 
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703