Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

February 5 @ 7:00 pm

God I Feel Modern Tonight: A Virtual Evening with Cat Cohen and Jordan Firstman


February 5
7:00 pm



Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…

An Evening with Cat Cohen

In conversation with Jordan Firstman


God I Feel Modern Tonight: Poems from a Gal About Town

(Knopf, $18)

Friday, February 5, 7pm

LIVE via Crowdcast




Tragicomic verses from the award-winning comedian and millennial renaissance woman.

Catherine Cohen, the one-woman stand-up chanteuse who has electrified the downtown NYC comedy scene in her white go-go boots, has been posting poignant, unfiltered poems on social media since before Instagram was a thing. A self-proclaimed self-obsessed millennial on the prowl with her beaded bag, she ponders guys who call you “dude” after sex, English-major dreams, true love during the pandemic, and other weighty matters in these captivating short lyrics. “I wish I were smart instead of on my phone,” Cohen confides; “heartbreak, / when it comes, and it will come / is always new.” A Dorothy Parker for our time, a Starbucks philosophe with no primary-care doctor, this poet and rising megastar is a welcome new breed of everywoman–a larger-than-life best friend, who will say all the outrageous things we think but never say out loud ourselves.



About the Author:

Catherine Cohen, a native of Houston, Texas, is a comedy sensation who has a residency at Joe’s Pub and hosts a weekly show at Club Cumming in NYC; she also cohosts the popular podcast about dating, boys, and sex, Seek Treatment. She has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, and The Village Voice, and was named Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. Her many film and TV credits include a role in Michael Showalter’s The Lovebirds and Season 3 of High Maintenance on HBO. Follow her while you’re young @catccohen on Instagram.


About the Moderator:

Jordan Firstman is a writer, producer, and comedian living in Los Angeles, CA. He is known for his Instagram “Impressions” series, along with the short films Call Your Father (Criterion) and the Sundance-nominated Men Don’t Whisper. Firstman has been called the “funniest man on the internet” (British Vogue) and the “cocky prince of quarantine comedy” (The Cut).