BOOKSMITH PRESENTS: JEFFREY TAMBOR
May 25 only
A Broadway star, a television legend, an accomplished screen actor whose singular wit and heartrending performances have been entertaining audiences for more than four decades, but the question remains: who the hell is Jeffrey Tambor?
In his illuminating, often hilarious, and always unflinchingly honest memoir, Are You Anybody?, Tambor looks back at the key moments in his life that taught him about creativity and play and pain and fear. The son of what you might call eccentric Russian and Hungarian Jewish parents, Tambor grew up in San Francisco a husky kid with a lisp who suffered in his otherness, and found salvation in the theater.
While he learned his art from the best of the best—Al Pacino, George C. Scott, Garry Shandling, Jill Soloway—he also introduces his many unexpected teachers, from the nameless man in a Detroit bookstore who gave him the love of reading, to his young children who (at this ridiculously late stage in his life) have re-introduced him to play, bravery, and the simple joy of not giving a shit.
Tambor shares the triumph of landing his first Broadway role, but not before experiencing the humbling that is commercial work (and how even saying my socks don’t cling can prove a challenge). He invites you behind the scenes of his wildly successful television shows, but he doesn’t leave out the pit stops he made at addiction, Scientology, and what it feels like to get fourth billing after Sylvia the Seal on The Love Boat.
At last, Tambor answers the question ARE YOU ANYBODY? with a promise that success doesn’t mean perfection and failure most definitely is an option.
Jeffrey Tambor is an accomplished actor known for his unforgettable comedic roles on HBOs The Larry Sanders Show, the long-running Fox series Arrested Development, and the Golden Globe Award-winning Transparent, for which he has won Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. Tambor lives in Los Angeles, California.
Please note: This event will be a reading and discussion only; no signing will follow the program. Candid photos allowed. All copies of Are You Anybody? will be pre-signed.
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