Michael Ian Black & Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Comedian and author Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi will visit An Unlikely Story to introduce their charming new picture book, I'M SAD, the sequel to their New York Times notable book, I'M BORED. Michael and Debbie will read I'M SAD, answer questions from attendees, and sign their books. It's always a very special event when we're able to host an event with both the author and the illustrator, and with an author as hilarious as Michael Ian Black, it's a recipe for an unforgettable one!

Tickets are $20.90 and include admission for one adult and one child, and a signed copy of I'M SAD, including all taxes and fees.

A girl, a potato, and a very sad flamingo star in this charming sequel to I’m Bored by New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

Everyone feels sad sometimes—even flamingos.


When Flamingo announces he’s feeling down, the little girl and Potato try to cheer him up, but nothing seems to work. Not even dirt! (Which usually works for Potato.)

Flamingo learns that he will not always feel this way. And his friends learn that sometimes being a friend means you don’t have to cheer someone up. You just have to stick by your pal no matter how they feel.

Even if they’re a potato.

Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who currently appears on Another Period, The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He created and starred in many television series, including Michael and Michael Have Issues, Stella, and The State. He wrote the screenplay for the film Run, Fatboy, Run and wrote and directed the film Wedding Daze. Michael regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and is the bestselling author of the book My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face), the memoir You’re Not Doing It Right, and the children’s books Chicken Cheeks, The Purple Kangaroo, A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea, I’m Bored, Naked!, and Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the author of Where Are My Books?. Her illustrations also appear in Sea Monkey and Bob, written by Aaron Reynolds; I’m Bored (New York Times Notable Book) and Naked!, written by Michael Ian Black; as well as ten Judy Blume chapter books and middle grade titles. For more info, visit DebbieOhi.com or @InkyElbows on Twitter.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
I'm Sad (The I'm Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481476270
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

I'm Bored (The I'm Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442414037
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

Signed Copies

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