SHINY MISFITS | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

SHINY MISFITS | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

Date and Time

Apr 19, 2024 6:00 pm

Location

450K

450 K St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001

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Description:

Bay Ann wants to shine.

She's sure her moment in the spotlight has arrived when she wins the school talent show with a showstopping tap routine! But then her classmate and crush, Alyee Maq, causes her to wobble and almost fall. The video of him catching her goes viral, making Alyee an overnight sensation for "helping her." Bay Ann is reduced to her disability and her talent is ignored.

Bay Ann doesn't want her classmate to get all the fame, and she is NOT satisfied being anything but the best. She'll do everything in her power to beat Alyee at his own attention-seeking game. With the help of her two best friends, Michelle and Davey Matt, she'll go up against Alyee and his crew to prove she's number one. But as Bay Ann tries to find the thing that really makes her stand out, everything she tries goes disastrously wrong. What if the only way to beat her enemy . . . is to join him?

Maysoon Zayid is joining us on the Busboys stage to discuss her debut book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during and after the event, and Zayid will be signing following the program.

This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 6:00 pm, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Copies of SHINY MISFITS will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please note that this event is IN PERSON and will NOT be livestreamed.

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Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, actress, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and a Princeton Fellow. Maysoon is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. As a professional comedian, Maysoon has sold out top New York clubs and has toured extensively at home and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Together Live Tour. Maysoon has also appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess With the Zohan and has written for Glamour magazine. And she is the author of the best-selling memoir Find Another Dream. To learn more visit http://www.Maysoon.com

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