Author Harrison Scott Key dissects 'The World's Largest Man' in So Lit program

Author Harrison Scott Key will offer a reading from his memoir, "The World's Largest Man," in a Southern Lit Alliance appearance Friday, May 20. He'll sign copies of the book immediately after the reading.

If you go

› What: Southern Lit Alliance’s South Bound Lecture with Harrison Scott Key.› When: 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20; VIP reception at 5 p.m.; general-admission and student seating begins at 5:45 p.m.› Where: Arts Building, 301 E. 11th St.› Admission: $25 VIP, $15 general admission, $5 student (must present ID). General-admission and student seating will open at 5:45 p.m.› Phone: 423-267-1218.› Email:› Website:

Judging from his bio, Harrison Scott Key is funny by nature. Nothing staid about this document. It instead provides a clue as to how his mind works, as the following excerpts would indicate.

* His published works: Key's humor and nonfiction have appeared in The Best American Travel Writing, Oxford American, Outside, The New York Times, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Salon, Reader's Digest, Image and Creative Nonfiction, as well as a number of magazines that don't pay you anything at all, not even a little.