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Hip and Well Read: A Visit from the Goon Squad

  • May 30, 2012 · 7:30 PM
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Hey Hipsters and Bibliophiles,

The people have spoken, our poll winner is determined.

For our May meetup we will be reading A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.

Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

Goon Squad  is available on, however, I encourage you all to support your local independent book store or library:

City Paper's List of Independent Bookstores 
Google Map/Listing of Independent Bookstores in Philly

PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU INTEND TO SHOW UP, more than 3 no shows in a row will result in a temporary ban from RSVP-ing until you can assure me you will actually attend.  We are having far too many people RSVP and then not showup and people changing their RSVP at the last possible minute preventing other members from being able to attend.

You will notice that that if you RSVP "Yes," you'll be charged to attend. This is to help me cover my costs as Organizer and reduce the number of no-shows we have at meetings. Please keep in mind I'm only giving refunds if the meeting is canceled or rescheduled, not if you change your mind about attending.

Thinking about coming when the Meetup is FULL? Read/click here.

Happy Reading!


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  • Erin M.

    This book was a lot of fun to read and discuss! I had a great time. I'm glad I went!

    May 31, 2012

  • Jessica

    Great discussion. I love it when we have so many different opinions about a book!

    May 31, 2012

  • Zachary W.

    Very much enjoyed the civil discourse of differing opinions at my first book club attendance. 5 stars, no decimals.

    May 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed hearing different opinions, great bunch of people, thanks!

    May 31, 2012

  • Michelle

    Great discussion. Always fun to have a range of ideas, everyone rocked. It was a great time.
    Thanks all!

    May 31, 2012

  • Michelle

    Probably means that someone beat you to the punch.

    May 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't figure out how to get from the waiting list to an open space. Can anyone let me know?

    May 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I attend another book club in center city and we read this book a few months ago. Here is a useful chart to help discuss the character connections --

    March 24, 2012

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