Young Literati Toast

Young Literati Ninth Annual Toast to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library

Chelsea Handler takes aim at Donald Trump at Young Literati Toast

 

 

Leave it to Chelsea Handler to select Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” as her reading selection during Young Literati’s Toast event Saturday.

“You can’t con people — at least not for long,” said the talk show host and comedian, repeating the president’s written words.

Young Literati Ninth Annual Toast to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library
“You can create excitement. You can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you could throw in a little hyperbole, but if you don’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on,” she read to laughter and applause, before continuing to Trump’s passage about the “poorly qualified” President Carter.

The event: Hosted by Busy Philipps (“Cougar Town”) and Colin Hanks (“Life in Pieces”) and chaired by Samantha Hanks, the Saturday fundraiser for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles featured an imposing roster of Hollywood stars performing readings from their favorite books and other source material.

Young Literati Ninth Annual Toast to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library
Click here to read my entire story about this event, which appeared Apr. 3 online at the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page to see more pictures.

 

Top photo: From left, Retta, Colin Hanks and Chelsea Handler joined in the Young Literati 9th Annual Toast to benefit the Library Foundation of Los Angeles (Photo by Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

Second photo: Constance Wu and Kumail Nanjiani gave readings at the Young Literati 9th Annual Toast to benefit the Library Foundation of Los Angeles (Photo by Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

Young Literati Ninth Annual Toast to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library
Third photo: From left, Colin Hanks, Timothy Simons and Busy Philipps; Los Angeles City Librarian John Szabo; and “Parks and Recreation” writer Donick Cary joined in the Young Literati 9th Annual Toast to benefit the Library Foundation of Los Angeles  (Photo by Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

Fourth photo: Artist Shepard Fairey played deejay during the cocktail party at the Young Literati 9th Annual Toast to benefit the Library Foundation of Los Angeles (Photo by Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

Fifth photo: From left, Young Literati director Rebecca Miller, Demetri Martin and event chair Samantha Hanks joined in the Young Literati 9th Annual Toast to benefit the Library Foundation of Los Angeles  (Photo by Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

Young Literati Ninth Annual Toast to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library

Sixth photo: Singer, songwriter, violinist and unparalleled whistler Andrew Bird performed during the Young Literati 9th Annual Toast to benefit the Library Foundation of Los Angeles (Photo by Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging) 

 

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Young Literati Ninth Annual Toast to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library

 

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Young Literati Toast

Published Apr. 11, 2017 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA