Patton Oswalt with SILVER SCREEN FIEND

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 5:00pm
    Please join us in welcoming comedian Patton Oswalt to Oxford and Square Books. On Wednesday, February 11th, Oswalt will be at Off Square Books discussing and signing his new book, Silver Screen Fiend - a memoir about Oswalt's devotion to cinema. With him will be Oxonian and Adventure Time writer Jack Pendarvis who will conduct a Q&A with Oswalt. Those who purchase the book early from Square Books will have the choice to reserve two seats per book, at no extra cost. Other than the reserved seats, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. After the event at Off Square Books, Patton Oswalt will be doing stand-up comedy at The Lyric Oxford. So come join Oswalt, Pendarvis, Square Books and The Lyric for a night of laughs. 


New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ’90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.

Between 1995 and 1999, Patton Oswalt lived with an unshakeable addiction. It wasn’t drugs, alcohol, or sex. It was film. After moving to L.A., Oswalt became a huge film buff, absorbing classics and new releases at least three nights a week at the New Beverly Cinema. Silver screen celluloid became Patton’s life schoolbook, informing his notions of acting, writing, comedy, and relationships. Set in the nascent days of the alternative comedy scene, Oswalt’s memoir chronicles his journey from fledgling stand-up comedian to self-assured sitcom actor, with the colorful New Beverly collective supporting him all along the way.


Ideally timed for awards season, when everyone’s mind is on Hollywood, Silver Screen Fiend follows up on the terrific reception of Oswalt’s New York Times bestselling debut, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. Already a beloved fixture on the comedy stage, on television, and in film—not to mention his 1.1 million Twitter followers—Oswalt announces, with this second book, that he’s also here to stay on the page.

Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford
Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film By Patton Oswalt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451673210
Published: Scribner - January 6th, 2015