Author and Illustrator to discuss Why We Broke Up

Hosted by Bookshop Santa Cruz
Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 pm
Santa Cruz High School Auditorium
Tickets $5 with purchase of book, available at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz brings a Young Adult Literary event to Santa Cruz High School this week featuring Daniel Handler, the force behind Lemony Snicket, presenting tales of teenage heartbreak.

Heartbreak. (Ouch.) Who among us has escaped the agony, the angst? Certainly not the crew at Bookshop Santa Cruz. But what better than to read about it and commiserate? Especially when we’re talking about the fantastic Daniel Handler and his new book, Why We Broke Up, the story of two teenagers and their break-up. And, OMG, and it’s illustrated by Maira Kalman, too? (Be still our hearts.)

We’ve all been there: hearts shattered, songs on the radio bringing us to tears. The only thing that helps is talking about it with someone who gets it. And you know who gets it? Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman. And guess what? They’re coming to town. Yes, both the mega-selling author (hello, Lemony Snicket) and the phenomenal artist will be here to showcase heartbreak in all its glory.


Tickets are needed to enter the High School venue. Doors open at 6:30, event will start promptly at 7:00pm. Parking is limited so please allow yourself time to make it to the event’s start time. Both Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman will sign ONE additional title of any of their previous books, provided there is also one copy of Why We Broke Up (purchased at Bookshop) being signed.