An intimate evening with T. Cooper
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:00 P.M., at Viracocha, 998 Valencia St. S.F., CA (between 21st St & Liberty St)

This event will be held at a at Viracocha, 998 Valencia St. S.F., CA (between 21st St & Liberty St)

celebrating the release of

Real Man Adventures

from McSweeney's

Charged, personal, and entirely original, Real Man Adventures is a brash, wildly inventive, and comic exploration of the paradoxes and pleasures of masculinity. A brilliant collage of letters, essays, artwork and interviews, this book will forever change what you think it means to be a man.

What had been said about Real Man Adventures:

"In this mindbendingly good book, T Cooper gets to the heart of what it is to be human, by circling around questions most of us don't ever know to ask. Subtle, engaging, righteously furious and often brilliant, this book radiates infinite possibility."

—Nick Flynn

"Sublime confidence and spirit distinguishes this unorthodox memoir… Probing, entertaining and revealing… Infused with personality and the ballsy honesty of someone for whom becoming a man was 'the most natural thing in the world.'"

—Kirkus Reviews

"Sharp, hilarious, incredibly personal, and ingenuously honest."

—Interview Magazine (Christopher Bollen)

“A valuable, enlightening document that sidesteps cliché and easy answers in favor of a bracing account of what it means… to be a man in this world.”

—The Portland Mercury

T Cooper is the author of three novels, including The Beaufort Diaries and Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes. He is also editor of an anthology of original stories entitled A Fictional History of the United States With Huge Chunks Missing. T's work has appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Believer, One Story, Electric Literature, and some others. His short story “Swimming” was one of “100 Distinguished Stories” in The Best American Short Stories 2008 (ed. Salman Rushdie). T has been awarded residencies to The MacDowell Colony, Ledig House International, and The Millay Colony (where he was The New York Times Foundation Fellow). Not too long ago, he was a visiting faculty member at Middlebury College. T also adapted and produced a short film based on his graphic novel The Beaufort Diaries. The animated short, directed by the book’s illustrator Alex Petrowsky and starring actor David Duchovny, was an official selection at several film festivals, including Tribeca Film Festival, South By Southwest, The New Orleans Film Fest, The Worldwide Short Film Festival, and the Anchorage International Film Festival.