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Stories & Style: Get to Know NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg

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If you haven't already heard, we're hosting an exclusive event at Bene Rialto in Manhattan on Thursday, January 29th from 6:30pm-9pm. Aside from meeting Nicole and having the chance to try on pieces from the Eva and Candy Collections, we'll have delicious hors d'oeuvres and wine for you to enjoy while taking in  fashion-focused, personal, storytelling performances from three amazing women—NPR's Ophira Eisenberg, Writer/Comedian Elna Baker, and Author/Comedian Sara BenincasaWe're going to be sharing a little background on each of our guests over the next couple of days.

Without further ado, meet Ophira.

Aside from having one of the most beautiful names we've ever heard, she's the host of NPR's trivia/puzzle/game show, "Ask Me Another" (a "half raucous pub trivia, half comedy talk show with witty banter, celebrity guests, and live music blended in," to borrow some of Ophira's own words). Aside from her gig as a podcast personality, she's also a published author and stand-up comedian (with plenty of written accolades to boot). Her debut memoir, "Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy," is—according to Esquire—"a history of her bed-hopping adventures, including, among others, a one-night-stand with a cat doll fetishist and bathroom sex with the lead singer of a U2 cover band." If that doesn't reel you in, I'm not quite sure what will. (Maybe the fact that we'll be giving away a signed copy at the event.)

She has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, VH-1, the E! Channel, CNN, and more. Her comedy album, "Bangs!" was released last October—one lucky person will also get a signed copy at the event. Here's a peek at what you've got to look forward to on the 29th:

We know you're going to love her style. You can also catch Ophira hosting The Moth's monthly "StorySlam"—otherwise known as open mic storytelling competitions—at the Housingworks Cafe in NYC. 

As you can tell, Ophira is a lot of things: a comedian, prolific storyteller, hostess with the mostess—the list goes on. But the perfect way to describe her has already been written, by Glamour, nonetheless:

"Eisenberg is the type of storyteller you'd pay serious money to have in your life all the time, just regaling you."

Well said. Don't miss this chance to see Ophira's storytelling live on January 29th—RSVP to "Stories & Style" now

You can read more about the event here.

Read about Elna Baker, another speaker presenting at the Stories & Style event, here.

Published by: Nicole Lenzen in People Who Inspire, Workshops & Events