Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Meredith Issues Steve-O of "Jackass" His First Library Card

Contact: Meredith Myers

Stand-Up Librarian Meredith Myers Issues “Jackass” Star Steve-O His First Library Card at the West Hollywood Public Library

 Stand-Up Librarian Meredith Myers Issues Steve-O His First Library Card. 
Photo credit: Joshua Barash

LOS ANGELES (October 3, 2011) – Stand-Up Librarian Meredith Myers issued  “Jackass” star Stephen “Steve-O” Glover his first library card while at the new West Hollywood Public Library on Sunday.  Steve-O was appearing at the 10th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair promoting his new book Professional Idiot: A Memoir.  Myers works at the library and was performing literary stand-up comedy on the theater stage.  Myers had previously interviewed Steve-O on WHBF Radio and encouraged him to apply for his first library card.

Steve-O was one of 783 people to apply for library cards at the new West Hollywood Public Library during Sunday’s West Hollywood Book Fair, which is in addition to the 500 applications at Saturday’s grand opening ceremonies. 

Steve-O recently made headlines for his appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Roast of Charlie Sheen” where he intentionally ran into Mike Tyson’s fist and received two black eyes and a broken nose.  In addition to appearances promoting Idiot, Steve-O is currently on a stand-up comedy tour.  Myers, a librarian and comedian, has been educating and entertaining people about the importance of libraries.

Myers stated, “Steve-O’s done plenty of crazy stunts but applying for his first library card is probably his most important.  Even people who pierce their butt cheeks together should have a library card.”

Myers has a Masters degree in Library and Information Sciences and has been performing stand-up comedy since 2002 after checking out a comedy book from her local library. Binding her experiences in comedy and libraries, Myers created www.StandUpLibrarian.com in an effort to showcase how varied, fun, and vital libraries are to our current society and intends to bring an awareness to the often-stereotyped library field revealing that librarians are as diverse as the libraries themselves.  Through interviews with experts and authors, tours of unique libraries across the country, library and literary-specific stand-up performances and sketches, not to mention plenty of book recommendations, Myers’ unique perspective and humor is perhaps just what libraries need in a tough economic time where city budgets seem quick to eliminate them or reduce staffing.

A former-publicist who enjoys promoting all things literary, Myers has spent the past week interviewing authors/artists appearing at the WeHo Book Fair on WHBF Radio.  Below is the interview with Steve-O. 

Stand-Up Librarian Meredith Myers Interviews Steve-O about Professional Idiot: A Memoir on WHBF Radio:        

For more information on Stand-Up Librarian Meredith Myers: http://www.StandUpLibrarian.com

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