Upcoming Event

Gary Janetti at the Cambridge Public Library

presenting

We Are Experiencing a Slight Delay:
(tips, tales, travels)

Please Note: Tickets to this event are sold out. We will have a stand-by line at the library. If any seats are still open five minutes before the event begins, we will turn them over to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date

Jul
10
Wednesday
July 10, 2024
5:59 PM ET
(Doors at 5:30)

Location

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

SOLD OUT. View our Sold Out Event FAQ.

Harvard Book Store and the Cambridge Public Library welcome GARY JANETTI—bestselling author of Start Without Me and Do You Mind If I Cancel? and writer and producer of Family Guy and Will & Grace—for a discussion of his new book We Are Experiencing a Slight Delay: (tips, tales, travels). 

Ticketing

Please Note: Tickets to this event are sold out. We will have a stand-by line at the library. If any seats are still open five minutes before the event begins, we will turn them over to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis.

RSVP for free to this event or choose the "Book-Included" ticket to reserve a hardcover copy of We Are Experiencing a Slight Delay and pick it up at the event. Gary will sign copies of his new book after the presentation.

About We Are Experiencing a Slight Delay

Gary Janetti has gained a devoted following, with a huge audience on social media, and two bestselling collections of essays under his belt. His new collection will prompt laughter but also dedlighted recognition as Janetti tackles the absurdity and glory of travel.

In We Are Experiencing a Slight Delay, he shares stories of his varied trips around the world. Tag along as he enjoys an unexpectedly transformative stay at a rigorous Italian spa where he and his husband go from deep grumpiness to exaltation. Take a ride on the Orient Express to Venice and discover a surprising side of London, including a hilarious dinner with actress Maggie Smith. And pull up a deck chair to watch the entertainment as Gary embarks on a family cruise on the Queen Mary 2.

Interspersed with recollections of his trips are personal meditations on dining alone as well as journeys to such diverse destinations as Mykonos, Australia, a Noma pop-up, and other glamorous spots. Gary is unabashedly frank about his very exacting travel needs, and delivers practical advice on all aspects of the traveler’s life, from very precise packing instructions, suggestions on how to get upgrades, and restaurant and hotel recommendations in his favorite cities.

Aspirational, charmingly acerbic, and as diverting as the best vacation can be, delivering both laughs and moments of sharp recognition, Gary’s funny collection is the perfect getaway companion, for both seasoned nomads and curious armchair travelers.

Praise for Gary Janetti

“It’s no surprise that Gary Janetti's book is laugh-out-loud funny. It is just as cutting, wild, and droll as I hoped.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six on Do You Mind If I Cancel?

“Gary’s razor-sharp wit comes alive in Start Without Me. A hilarious collection of laugh out loud stories!” —Andy Cohen 

“Gary Janetti is a national treasure! Start Without Me had me screaming with laughter and seething with jealousy. But it also had me in tears. Because the sneaky secret about Gary is that as antisocial as he purports to be, no one writes with more connectedness or feeling. Sorry, Gary! Reading your book about how little you want to hang out with people is only going to make everyone want to hang out with you more.” —Casey Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of The Wreckage of My Presence

Masking Policy

Masks are encouraged but not required for this event.

Gary Janetti
Gary Janetti

Gary Janetti

Gary Janetti is the bestselling author of Start Without Me and Do You Mind If I Cancel? and writer and producer of Family Guy, Will & Grace, Vicious, and The Prince. He lives in Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Benjamin Askinas 

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