Brooklyn Bookbeat: Brooklyn comedian to publish ‘New Rules for Blondes’
The modern blonde has a reputation. More so than brunettes, blondes seem to be arbitrarily categorized – whether as dumb, ditzy, or wild. Tired of fighting to disprove such illogical associations, (blonde) Brooklyn-based writer and comedian Selena Coppock decided to reclaim the blonde identity. In her book “The New Rules for Blondes: Highlights From A Fair-Haired Life” (IT Books; on-sale: April 23, 2013), Coppock offers blondes a humorous guide to undermining stereotypes and becoming both self-aware and self-assured.
Complete with memoirs of her own hilarious mishaps – involving hair, heels, and dating – Coppock’s book is both fun and informative, whether or not you’reof the golden-haired persuasion. To celebrate the release of her book, Coppock will appear at Littlefield in Gowanus on Tuesday, April 23. The evening will consist of a launch party and a reading, which promises to invite laughter (Coppock has a background in standup comedy).
Brooklyn Eagle checked in with the author, who reveals to us the serious undertones of her humorous material. She talks about the comedians who have most inspired her and tells us about some of her favorite Brooklyn spots for writing and performing.