Jim Carrey Is Coming to Downers Grove For a Public Appearance

UPDATE: The show has already sold out!

Anderson’s Book Shop is hosting actor, comedian and artist Jim Carrey for an “evening of conversation” at the Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove on May 12th.

Carrey, and his co-author Dana Vachon, are there to celebrate their new book, “Memoirs and Misinformation!”

Here are the details from Anderson’s”

This is an in-conversation event.  We will also be showing a movie after the discussion.

Your ticket includes one copy of the book and admission for one person. You will receive your book when you arrive at the event.  They will not be available for pick up before that time.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm.

Here’s what you get with each ticket:
Admittance for one person
A copy of the new book handed to you when you arrive
A presentation
Audience Q&A

Here’s what you shouldn’t expect:
An autograph in the book
A personalization (your name in the book)
An autograph on any piece of memorabilia
The opportunity to meet the author or get a photograph

Seating is first come, first served. Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time.  We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us.

Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.

PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author’s and publisher’s wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books.  Anderson’s Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event.  Your understanding is appreciated.

More about the book:
None of this is real and all of it is true. Jim Carrey

Meet Jim Carrey. Sure, hes an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege  but he’s also lonely. Maybe past his prime. Maybe even . . . getting fat? He’s tried diets, gurus, and cuddling with his military-grade Israeli guard dogs, but nothing seems to lift the cloud of emptiness and ennui. Even the sage advice of his best friend, actor and dinosaur skull collector Nicolas Cage, isn’t enough to pull Carrey out of his slump.

But then Jim meets Georgie: ruthless ingénue, love of his life. And with the help of auteur screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, he has a role to play in a boundary-pushing new picture that may help him uncover a whole new side to himself – finally, his Oscar vehicle! Things are looking up!

But the universe has other plans.

“Memoirs and Misinformation” is a fearless semi-autobiographical novel, a deconstruction of persona. In it, Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon have fashioned a story about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our one big soul, Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world  apocalypses within and without.

More about the authors:
JIM CARREY is an award-winning actor and artist.
DANA VACHON is the co-author, with Jim Carrey, of the novel “Memoirs and Misinformation,” and the author of the novel “Mergers and Acquisitions.” His essays and journalism have appeared in “The New York Times”, “Slate,” and “Vanity Fair.” He lives in Brooklyn.