Be Cool - Ben Tanzer

We're celebrating the long-awaited release of Ben Tanzer's newest book, BE COOL (Dock Street Press)! 

From the comedic, often luminous mind of Ben Tanzer comes a memoir about one of life's true complexities: being cool. Written in touching vignettes, like snapshots of history, Tanzer eloquently illuminates his past with humor and resolve. From crushing on columnists of Tiger Beat magazine to losing his virginity after his "second attempt to do so"; from his love of Comic Con and Sci Fi to his struggles with infertility, BE COOL is a confession to a generation of readers, done so with acute precision and utmost trust."

BEN TANZER is the author of the forthcoming book Be Cool - a memoir (sort of), among others. He also oversees the lifestyle empire This Blog Will Change Your Life ( and frequently speaks on the topics of messaging, framing, social media, blogging, fiction, essay writing and independent publishing. He can be found online at

ERIC SPITZNAGEL writes for magazines like Playboy, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Men’s Health, Maxim, Billboard, Details, The Believer, and the New York Times Magazine, among many others. He’s the author of six books, including Ron Jeremy’s bestselling autobiography The Hardest (Working) Man In Showbiz, a project that exhausted his literary reserve of penis puns. He’s also edited several humor anthologies, most recently Care To Make Love In That Gross Little Space Between Cars?, which features questionable life advice from people like Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis, and Dave Eggers. His latest book, Old Records Never Die—about his attempt to track down all the vinyl records from his past (April, 2016).

JASON FISK is the author of HANK and JULES, a cohesive short story collection from Kill the Middleman Press; Salt Creek Anthology, a collection of micro-fiction published by Chicago Center for Literature and Photography; "the fierce crackle of fragile wings", a collection of poetry published by Six Gallery Press; as well as two poetry chapbooks, "The Sagging: Spirits and Skin", and "Decay", both published by Propaganda Press.


Event date: 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Event address: 
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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ISBN: 9780991065783
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dock Street Press - February 1st, 2017