Joseph Fink and Meg Bashwiner will join us for an online event celebrating their new book, The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story. This uniquely structured dual memoir from two actors and writers about their coming of age, coming together, and becoming adults is set against the background of the Night Vale phenomena. It's a poignant, funny, and real story of two very different people finding their way through love, death, parenting, and adult life in an unpredictable world.
There are two sides to every love story. In The First Ten Years, the sometimes hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and always entertaining joint memoir by Welcome to Night Vale creator Joseph Fink and writer and performer Meg Bashwiner, the couple chronicle the beginning of their story together, over the course of a decade.
In this candid, soul-baring memoir, Joseph and Meg recount their years together, each telling their story as they remember it. Readers experience both sides of their first kiss, first breakup, first getting back together. Sometimes, they recall things differently—neither agrees on who paid for the morning after pill on their first date. Sometimes they remember the exact same details in the same way, but still have their own narrative on just what those details mean, which is exactly how it should be.
Joseph Fink created the Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead podcasts and is the author of the novel Alice Isn’t Dead, and co-author of the New York Times best-selling novels Welcome to Night Vale, It Devours!, The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home, and four Welcome to Night Vale episode script books: Mostly Void, Partially Stars, The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe, The Buying of Lot 37, and Who’s a Good Boy.
Meg Bashwiner is a writer, performer, tour manager, podcaster and producer. She is the emcee for the international touring live show of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast. She is an alumni member of the acclaimed New York theater company The New York Neo-Futurists. They live in the Hudson Valley and Los Angeles.