Nathan Rabin, Author of You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me

Event date: 
Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 2:00pm

A Room of One's Own is excited to welcome Nathan Rabin, former head writer of The Onion's A/V Club, for a reading and book signing from his latest pop culture tour de force.

When Nathan Rabin set out as a journalist and critic to explore two very curious groups of individuals—those neo-hippies who are fans of Phish and the infamous devotees of Insane Clown Posse (ICP) who call themselves “juggalos”—he never suspected his life would spiral out of control along the way. He also never expected to become a diehard fan of both of these oft-maligned bands.

Written in the same spirit of his 2009 memoir, The Big Rewind: A Memoir Brought to You by Pop Culture—which was critically acclaimed by such cultural forces as Roger Ebert, who called it “compulsively readable;” Rich Dahm, co-Executive producer of The Colbert Report, who said it was “heartbreaking and hilarious;” and Dwight Garner, who wrote in The New York Times that the book is “packed…like a cannon, full of caustic wit and bruised feelings”— YOU DON’T KNOW ME BUT YOU DON’T LIKE ME: Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music’s Most Maligned Tribes is part-memoir and part-pop culture handbook.

Nathan Rabin is the former head writer for The A.V. Club, the entertainment guide of The Onion, a position he has held since he was a college student at University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1997. Rabin is also the author of a memoir, The Big Rewind, and an essay collection based on one of his columns, My Year of Flops. He most recently collaborated with pop parodist Weird Al Yankovic on an illustrated autobiography titled Weird Al: The Book. Rabin’s writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Spin, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Nerve, and Modern Humorist. He lives in Chicago with his wife.

Photo Credit: Charlie Simokaitis

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You Don't Know Me But You Don't Like Me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451626889
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 11th, 2013