Are you full of optimism with plans for how 2008 is going to be different? Or would you rather sit back and listen to what other people are resolving? Either way, the New Year’s List Slam is for you.

Come to a New Year’s List Slam, a chance to read your own New Year’s list out loud and hear other people’s lists! A List Slam is like a poetry slam, but instead of poetry, people read lists. It’s also a celebration of my new book To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us.

Recently featured on Talk of the Nation, To-Do List is collection of 100 lists and the stories behind them. It’s a fascinating look at our obsession with lists, goals, and the notes we write to ourselves.

Bring a list to read or share (New Year’s Resolutions–or “intentions”– encouraged!).

New Year’s List Slam I
Tues., Jan. 8, 7:30 pm
San Francisco
Modern Times Books
888 Valencia Street, San Francisco

New Year’s List Slam II
Thur., Jan. 10, 7 pm
San Francisco
Red Hill Books
401 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco

Want to throw your own List Slam? Read these tips.