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Comedian Tig Notaro at BookCon in Chicago May 14
2016-05-11

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Stand-up comedian Tig Notaro is taking the stage May 14 in Chicago at BookCon, the annual celebration of books, to discuss her upcoming memoir I'm Just a Person.

During an "in conversation" panel, Notaro will take fans on a journey through the darkest year of her life—the year she was diagnosed with cancer. Notaro will discuss how she channeled her grief and vulnerability into her work, leading her to break comedic ground with a Grammy-nominated stand-up set.

Notaro writes, produces and stars in the semiautobiographical series One Mississippi for Amazon Studios, where she can also be seen in her recurring role on the critically acclaimed series Transparent. In 2015, her HBO stand-up special premiered along with Tig, the Netflix original documentary about her life. Notaro remains a favorite on Conan and This American Life, tours internationally and enjoys bird-watching with her partner at their home in Los Angeles.

According to BookCon organizers, her memoir I'm Just a Person delivers a "darkly funny, wryly observed and emotionally raw account of Notaro's year of death, cancer and epiphany. In the span of four months in 2012, Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C.Diff; her mother unexpectedly died; she went through a breakup and was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer."

Notaro is just the latest addition to BookCon's line-up of best-selling authors and Hollywood heavyweights including Samantha Bee, Chris O'Dowd, The Property Brothers, Sabaa Tahir, Veronica Roth and Meg Cabot with many others to be announced in the coming weeks.

An original consumer extension of BookExpo America, North America's largest gathering of book industry professionals from around the globe, BookCon is the ultimate fan event where storytelling and pop culture collide.

Tickets for BookCon are available at TheBookCon.com/Tickets/. Additional details about BookCon Exhibitors, guests and sponsors will be revealed soon.


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