**SOLD OUT** At the Elysian Theater: Priyanka Mattoo presents BIRD MILK & MOSQUITO BONES w/ Jessi Klein

At Elysian Theater: Priyanka Mattoo presents BIRD MILK & MOSQUITO BONES w/ Jessi Klein


Join us for a wry, insightful, and very funny new voice, here is one woman’s peripatetic search for home, from Kashmir to England to Saudi Arabia to Michigan to Rome and, finally, to Los Angeles.

Priyanka Mattoo was born into a wooden house in the Himalayas, as were most of her ancestors. In 1989, however, mounting violence in the region forced Mattoo’s community to flee. The home into which her family poured their dreams was reduced to a pile of rubble.

Mattoo never moved back to her beloved Kashmir—because it no longer existed. She and her family just kept packing and unpacking and moving on. In forty years, Mattoo accumulated thirty-two different addresses, and she chronicles her nomadic existence with wit, wisdom, and an inimitable eye for light within the darkest moments.

PRIYANKA MATTOO is a writer, filmmaker, former talent agent, and a cofounder of Earios, a women-led podcast network. She is a contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker, and a recipient of a MacDowell Fellow­ship. Mattoo holds degrees in Italian and law from the University of Michigan and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and kids.

JESSI KLEIN is the author of You’ll Grow Out of It and I'll Show Myself out, and the Emmy and Peabody award-winning head writer and an executive producer of Comedy Central's critically acclaimed series Inside Amy Schumer. She is an actor and consulting producer on the hit Netflix show Big Mouth, and has also written for Netflix’s Dead to Me and Amazon's Transparent as well as Saturday Night Live. Klein has been featured on the popular storytelling series The Moth, and has been a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Her work has been published in the New York Times, the New Yorker, GQ, and Cosmopolitan, and she has her own half-hour Comedy Central stand-up special. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1944 Riverside Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Bird Milk & Mosquito Bones: A Memoir By Priyanka Mattoo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593320389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - June 18th, 2024

I'll Show Myself Out: Essays on Midlife and Motherhood By Jessi Klein Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062981608
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - March 28th, 2023