Book Launch & Evening with Harrison Scott Key

Congratulations Who Are You Again? A Memoir by Harrison Scott Key

Join us as Savannah's own Harrison Scott Key launches his worldwide book tour for Congratulations, Who Are You Again? A Memoir.

This funny and wise new memoir from Harrison Scott Key, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will inspire laughter and hope for anyone who’s ever been possessed by a dream of what they want to be when they grow up.

Little-known author Mark Twain once said that the two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why. He's talking about dreams here, the destiny that calls every living soul to some kind of greatness. What Mr. Twain doesn't say is: A dream is also a monster that wants to eat you. Nobody tells you this part of the American Dream — until now. In this new memoir, Congratulations Who Are You Again, readers join Harrison Scott Key on his outrageous journey to becoming a great American writer.

As a young boy in Mississippi, Harrison possessed many special gifts, such as the ability to read and complete college applications. And yet, throughout young adulthood, he failed at many vocations, until one day, after drinking perhaps too many beers and dusting off his King James Bible, he stumbled across a passage about a lonely pelican, which burst into flame inside him. In a mad blaze of holy illumination, Harrison realized his dream: to set the world afire with the light inside him. He would write a funny book. This was his dream.

With unforgettable wit and tenderness, Congratulations Who Are You Again is Harrison’s instructive tale of pursuing his destiny with relentless and often misguided devotion, transforming his life beyond all comprehension: He becomes a signer of autographs, a doer of interviews, a casher of checks that are "worth more money than my father had ever imagined any of us might see, this side of a drug-related felony."

On this journey, Harrison finds that as he gains the world, he stands on the precipice of losing everything that means the most: his family, his mind, his soul. Hilarious, honest, and absolutely practical, Congratulations Who Are You Again is a no-holds-barred look at the life of every ambitious human creature, whether you want to write books or make music, start a business or start a revolution. This is a book for the dreamers.

According to Harrison's own website: Harrison has recently learned to read and enjoys sharing this gift with those around him, as well as those at a distance, if they have good seating. With a background in comedy and performance, Harrison is very comfortable speaking to audiences who are drunk and incapable of feeling human love. Happy, healthy audiences also respond to Harrison's work, occasionally.

Harrison will happily sign copies of his book after his talk. Please note that if you bring a book from home, you must also purchase a book at the event in order to have them signed. UPDATE: The event has been moved to the Ships of the Sea: Martime Museum.

Limited valet parking is available in Perry Lane's parking garage on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets available at

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Savannah, GA 314101
Congratulations, Who Are You Again?: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062843302
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - November 6th, 2018