Ticket | Meet Chasten Buttigieg and Phillipa Soo!


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Meet Authors CHASTEN BUTTIGIEG and PHILLIPA SOO at Books of Wonder!

Join us for a star-studded evening where we'll be celebrating CHASTEN BUTTIGIEG and PHILLIPA SOO and their wonderful new books! You won't want to miss out on CHASTEN BUTTIGIEG's refreshingly candid memoir I Have Something to Tell You — For Young Adults or PHILLIPA SOO's inspiring new picture book, Piper Chen Sings

When: Monday, May 13th

Doors Open: 5:00PM ET
*Be sure to arrive before the event starts to pick up your personalized book & get an early number in the Meet n' Greet line!

Event Starts: 6:00PM ET

Event Concludes: 7:30PM ET

Where: Our Manhattan Store:
42 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

*Be sure to choose your ticket type above and enter your personalization request BEFORE adding to cart!*

When you order your ticket, you'll receive:

- A Signed and Personalized Copy of one — or both — of the featured titles. Be sure to choose your ticket option above. 

- Entry to the event. If you are bringing a companion (a minor, or those requiring aid) with your ticket, please let us know at customerservice@booksofwonder.com. 

- Line priority for the Photo Op and Meet n' Greet taking place after the event. Please note that while ticket holders will be prioritized over walk-ins, line order will also be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed and personalized copy instead, to be shipped or picked up at later date! Be sure to check out I Have Something to Tell You and Piper Chen Sings.

ABOUT I Have Something to Tell You — For Young Adults

The young adult adaptation of the “hopeful” (Kirkus Reviews) and refreshingly candid bestselling memoir by the husband of a former Democratic presidential candidate about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town. Completely rewritten with new stories, including resources for readers, parents, and teachers.

Growing up, Chasten Glezman Buttigieg didn’t always fit in. He felt different from his father and brothers, who loved to hunt and go camping, and out of place in the rural, conservative small town where he lived. Back then, blending in was more important than feeling seen.

So, when Chasten realized he was gay, he kept that part of himself hidden away for a long, painful time. With incredible bravery, and the support of his loved ones, Chasten eventually came out—and when he did, he learned that being true to himself was the most rewarding journey of all.

Finding acceptance and self-love can seem like a tremendous challenge, but it’s never impossible. With honesty, courage, and warmth, Chasten relays his experience of growing up in America and embracing his identity, while inspiring young people across the country to do the same.

ABOUT Piper Chen Sings

An empowering story about a girl who turns her performance jitters into confidence when faced with singing a solo at her school concert. Inspired by the childhood experience of award-winning actress Phillipa Soo who originated the role of Eliza inHamilton.

Piper Chen loves nothing more than to sing. She sings to the sun, and she sings to the moon. She sings to her stuffed animals and with the birds outside her window. So, when her music teacher asks if Piper would like to sing a solo in her school’s Spring Sing, all she can say is “yes!” But as practice continues, doubt and worry creep in and Piper’s confidence wavers. She feels like butterflies are having a dance party in her belly. At home, Piper finds Nai Nai, her grandmother, at the piano. They’ve always shared a love of music, and Piper knows if anyone can help her through the unsettling feeling in her stomach and to shine her brightest at the Spring Concert, it’s Nai Nai.

First time picture book writers and sisters-in-law,Phillipa SooandMaris Pasquale Doranalong with acclaimed illustratorQin Lenghave created a cheerful intergenerational and stunning story that inspires confidence in the face of nervousness.