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CLINTON KELLY - I Hate Everyone, Except You

Wednesday, January 11th at 7pm

Author & Television Host
speaking & signing
I Hate Everyone, Except You

In Conversation With:

Clinton Kelly, author and television host extraordinaire, will be joining us tonight to discuss and sign copies of his latest book, I Hate Everyone, Except You. This new work is a sharp and hilarious collection of essays following Kelly’s growth from childhood and offers some candid observations on life. Kelly will also be in conversation with Austin actor Barbara Chisolm. Don’t miss out!


Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly pens a hilariously candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult.

Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker.

Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). Clinton delves into all these topics—and many more—in this thoroughly unabashedly frank and uproarious collection.


Clinton Kelly is best known as Emmy-award-winning moderator of The Chew on ABC, as well as cohost of the wildly popular makeover show, What Not to Wear. Originally from Port Jefferson Station, New York, Clinton now resides with his husband, Damon, and dog, Mary, in Manhattan and Connecticut.


Barbara Chisholm is one of Austin, Texas’ most visible and lauded actors, with appearances in more than 50 stage productions and numerous film and television roles. Most notably she had a supporting role in the landmark and Oscar-nominated film Boyhood, a recurring role in the Emmy nominated ABC drama American Crime, created by Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley, and an appearance in the beloved and critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights. In addition to her work with Academy Award winners, Ms. Chisholm recently starred in the world premiere, one-woman play Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End at the Tony Award winning Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. under the direction of Broadway director David Esbjornson. She has collaborated with the internationally renowned theatre collective, The Rude Mechs, in their productions of Fixing Timon of Athens and Fixing King John, garnering a Best Actor award for her role as Constance in the process. She portrayed Molly Ivins in the wildly successful Red Hot Patriot, also under the direction of David Esbjornson. She has been voted Best Actor three times in the Austin Chronicle’s annual Best of Austin Readers Poll and has won multiple acting honors from the Austin Critics Table, the B. Iden Payne Theatre Awards and Drama Logue. As Producing Director of Red Then Productions, Ms. Chisholm starred in Sherry Kramer’s solo work When Something Wonderful Ends and produced two highly successful and critically acclaimed runs of a one-man adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V. She is married to award winning journalist, director and actor Robert Faires and is the proud parent of recent UT honors graduate and early career director, Rosalind Faires.

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Earlier Event: November 5
Texas Book Festival
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BookPeople presents: Zadie Smith