KOTKIN: My most unusual experience at a reading was the time a woman approached me afterward and told me my words (about a chicken) deeply moved her. She then started bawling, dabbed her index finger with one of her tears, and slowly placed her wet finger on my forehead as a blessing. I wasn't sure what to say so I went with, "Thank you."
CARLOS KOTKIN is the author of Please God Let It Be Herpes: A Heartfelt Quest for Love and Companionship. He is an L.A.-based stand-up comedian and a regular on Comedy Central.
Come see Carlos read at 3rdspace in San Diego on Sunday July 29 at 8pm and at 826LA East in Echo Park on Friday, August 3 at 7pm.