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  • Vincent Francone @ Steppenwolf!

    You're Being Ridiculous is super excited to kick of 2019 with a return to Steppenwolf as part of their LookOut Series -- a performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. We're delighted to welcome Vincent Francone to YBR to share a story with us ... learn a little about Vince here and get your tickets!

    Vincent Francone is the author of Like a Dog and the forthcoming essay collection, The Soft Lunacy (March 2019). His work has appeared in Rain Taxi, Rhino, New City, Three Percent, and other web and print journals. He teaches at Roosevelt University when not hosting the podcast, Drinking and Talking. Visit his website at 

    What are your three wishes for 2019??

    1) Temporary internet blackout. I love the internet. Except when I don’t. I love what it offers me. That is, when it’s not offering me empty distractions and shallow ego-validation. So I’m hoping there will be internet blackouts timed so as not to disrupt the positives—connection with friends and family, opportunities for self-promotion (hello!), and endless access to information—that will free me from the negatives (90% of the things one does online).

    2) Reason, sanity, and compassion. Because these appeared to be in short supply in 2018.

    3) Uninterrupted time. Preferably spent in my recliner with a book and glass of wine. And my dog.