Laundry Night Out is SOLD OUT! Becky Blades Book Launch Party for her New Book, Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone

SOLD OUT EVENT OVERVIEW:  Laundry Night Out IS SOLD OUT!  The Official Launch Event for Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You were Listening by Becky Blades.  Leave the laundry at home and enjoy a Girls' Night Out in Becky’s favorite hometown laundry-avoidance destination: The Country Club Plaza.

Visit Becky's Laundry Night Out: Launch Party Webpage!

Squeaky clean live music by Victor & Penny and Gracie Schram.  Food & Drink provided by Coal Vines.

Bring your mother, your daughter and your favorite life advice.  Share your favorite or most outrageous motherly advice and Win Prizes including Plaza Merchant Gift Cards and Gifts from Plaza Restaurants and Shops.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  When Becky Blades sent her firstborn daughter off to Harvard, she knew the world's top-ranked college would not be covering the most important material: how to be kind, happy, and appropriate in public; how to protect oneself from sock monsters, boring conversations, and scary dates; and why you should keep your clothes clean.  So the day before classes started, Blades E-mailed a good-bye letter with motherly advice she had kept to herself for a Year.  Just in time for her youngest daughter's Graduation from High School, Becky illustrated the prose with her signature mixed-media artwork, creating a thought-provoking, conversation-starting Book.  With warmth, wit, and a hint of motherly sass, Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You were Listening blends bite-sized morsels of coming-of-age common sense such as "Keep at least one stuffed animal," and "A bad attitude makes your butt look big," with tiny essays on topics like forgiveness and phone etiquette.

SOLD OUT DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

SOLD OUT LOCATION:  Formerly the Clear Store at 421 W 47th Street at Broadway Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

SOLD OUT ADMISSION PACKAGES:  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will-Call Table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 2:00 PM on the Day of the Event.  Space permitting, Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Sales & Service Table on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event Sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Formerly the Clear Store
421 W 47th Street at Broadway Street
64112 Kansas City
Author Genre Terms: 


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