Wednesday, July 12

Harvard Book Store Presents (Past Events)Special Events Archive

Jonny Sun

Buy Tickets

Jonny Sun presents Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book

in conversation with ALEXANDER TANG

Tickets on sale now at harvard.com. Unable to attend? Order the book(s) or pre-order a signed copy from Harvard Book Store. No Brattle Passes.

This event includes a book signing.

Harvard Book Store welcomes artist, illustrator, award-winning playwright, comedy writer, and Twitter personality JONNY SUN for a presentation of Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book, by Jomny Sun (the aliebn).

About Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too

hbs-sunEveryone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too is the illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, only to meet all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, all while learning to feel a little better about being an alien—based on the enormously popular Twitter account, @jonnysun.

Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien who, for the first time ever, finds a home on our planet after learning that earthlings can feel lonely too. Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, a dying ghost, a puppy unable to express itself, and many more.

Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the creatures of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human. And for all of us earth-bound creatures here on this planet, we can all be reminded that sometimes, it takes an outsider to help us see ourselves for who we truly are.

Praise

“Jomny Sun’s incredible writing knocks you to the floor, breathless, then scoops you up and gives you a kiss where it hurts before it occurs to you to cry. Read this book only if you want to feel more alive.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda

“This book is funny and sad, simple and complex, badly spelled and beautifully written. Jonmy Sun gets more out of a panel than most do out of a page, revealing obvious yet hidden truths as only someone one step out of step could.” —Joss Whedon


Alexander TangAlexander Tang has been sad online as @axtang since 2008, and has yet to make a good tweet. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was an associate editor on the Arts Board of the Harvard Crimson, where he focused on film and music. In between his tweets, he is currently a medical student at the University of Illinois.

Jonny Sun is the author behind @jonnysun. When he isn’t tweeting, he is an architect, designer, engineer, artist, playwright, and comedy writer. His work across multiple disciplines broadly addresses narratives of human experience. As a playwright, his works have been performed at the Yale School of Drama, the Hart House Theater in Toronto, the Toronto Theater Lab’s First Sight festival, and the University of Toronto Drama Festival (where he received the President’s Awards for Best Production and Outstanding Playwriting). As an artist and illustrator, his work has been commissioned by the New Haven ArtSpace, and exhibited at Yale University and the University of Toronto.

Photo credit: Alexander Tang