Tucson Festival of Books

Sarah Cooper



Corrine Louie

The Greg D. and Melanie S. McFarland Foundation

Sarah Cooper is a writer and comedian with millions of followers across social media. She's the author of "How to Be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings" and "100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings," as well as the star of the hit Netflix comedy special, "Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine." Cooper built her comedy career in-between working for companies like Yahoo! and Google, where she was fed free lunches and lots of material. She has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and she has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair and countless others. Follow her for tour dates and all the cute photos that did not make it into the book. Her newest book is "Foolish: Tales of Assimilation, Determination, and Humiliation."

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Communities: African American, Mixed Race


Scheduled events:
They're in the Laugh Business
Sarah Cooper and Aparna Nancheria know how cut-throat the entertainment business can be, but that doesn't mean they can't laugh about it. They do, in fact. All the time. Today they will discuss how humor helped them overcome the doubts, doubters and conflicts they faced on their way to center stage.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sarah Cooper, Aparna Nancherla
Moderator: Nancy Stanley
Exclusive for Friends of the Festival - Sarah Cooper and Aparna Nancherla visit Friends Tent
Sarah Cooper, writer and comedian along with Aparna Nancherla, actress and producer will visit the Friends of the Festival Tent for an exclusive member event.

Friends of the Festival Hospitality Tent (Seats 25)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Panelists: Sarah Cooper, Aparna Nancherla
Surviving Hollywood
Sarah Cooper, Patty Lin and Aparna Nancheria took three very different paths into show business. They've had a lot of time to think about it, and luckily for us they have written about it. Was the show business life what they expected? Has it changed them? Join in and find out!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sarah Cooper, Patty Lin, Aparna Nancherla
Moderator: Elliot Glicksman

Books:
Foolish
Tales of Assimilation, Determination, and Humiliation
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Penguin
October 2023
ISBN 9780593473184
272 pages
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100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings
How to Get by Without Even Trying
Humor / Comedy
Andrews McMeel Publishing
January 2016
ISBN 9781449476052
176 pages
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