Thursday, February 22, 2018
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What's Standup Librarian Meredith Myers reading?

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Meredith Myers

Myers, a.k.a. the Standup Librarian, has been performing standup comedy across the country since 2002, after she checked out a comedy book from her local library. Myers, who holds a master's degree in library and information sciences from the University of South Florida, decided to combine her experiences in comedy and libraries by creating standuplibrarian.com about two years ago. Earlier this year, she launched a fashion site, standuplibrariandesigns.com. We caught up with Myers, who lives in St. Petersburg, a few days before she headed to New York City to perform her standup at the Strand Bookstore there.

What's on your nightstand?

Hooking Up With Tila Tequila by Tila Tequila.

And do you recommend it?

Oh, I'm not reading it. I'm using it as a coaster, but I did just read Uggie: My Story by that cute dog Uggie in The Artist. He kept tweeting me about it so I thought, a dog that writes and tweets? Now that is going to be good.

What's the best book you've read this year?

This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike by Augusten Burroughs. I just love a book with a short title! Seriously, Augusten basically wrote a self-help book for people who hate self-help books. I loved his approach and language. It's witty, dark and real. So, if you want to kill yourself, read this first.

Piper Castillo, Times staff writer, is reachable at [email protected]pabay.com.

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