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People With Problems Giveaway

By Anonymous in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 29, 2005 4:42PM

2005_09_parisreviewpwp.jpg That's right, folks, step right up to win your very own people with problems. The Paris Review Book of People with Problems, that is. People with Problems (published by our good friends at Picador) is the newest fiction anthology from the pages of the venerable literary magazine, and a breathtaking one that, by the way, we don't recommend you read all at once. We do, however, recommend that you read it. With a copy of The Paris Review Book of People with Problems, three lucky winners will also receive The Paris Review Book for Planes, Trains, and Waiting Rooms and The Paris Review Book of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travel and Everything Else in the World Since 1953 (sure to top your collection of books with the longest. titles. ever.), as well as the latest issue of The Paris Review. You'll be brimming with short literary goodness! And short literary goodness is the new black, people. You don't have time to read novels anymore, so read a short story. Or a poem. An essay! Or an interview with someone who is way smarter than you are.

While you're at it, join Philip Gourevitch, the new editor of The Paris Review, as he co-hosts Chicago Public Radio's Stories on Stage next Wednesday at 7:30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Actors will read Miranda July's "Birthmark" and Elizabeth Gilbert's "The Famous Torn and Restored Lit Cigarette Trick" from People with Problems and Lisa Halliday's "Stump Louie" from the new issue of the magazine. For tickets call the
Museaum of Contemporary Art box office at 312-397-4010 ($18 for non-members, $15 for radio and museum members, $16 for students and seniors).

Enter after the jump by noon, Wednesday, October 5 for your chance to win some Paris Review schwag.