School of Letters readings series: Jane Borden
- on 11 Jul 2012
- Gailor Auditorium
Jane Borden will read at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, in Gailor Auditorium, as part of the 2012 Sewanee School of Letters readings series. Depending on whom you ask, Jane Borden is either an Arts and Entertainment magazine editor (primarily for Time Out New York), a journalist (in venues ranging from The New York Times Magazine to Modern Bride) a television writer ("Saturday Night Live"), or a stand-up comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central and VH-1. In fact she’s been all these things, and also a debutante, an undercover investigator, and the author of I Totally Meant to Do That, a comic memoir chronicling her adventures as a Southern girl set down in the wilds of Manhattan. Reviewers compared Borden to David Sedaris and even Mark Twain. The New York Times Magazine called it “lowbrow-brilliant.” Borden divides her time between New York and Sewanee, where her husband Nathan Stogdill teaches at the University of the South.