SOLD OUT: Sona Movsesian presents 'The World's Worst Assistant'

The long-time assistant to Conan O'Brien and co-host of Conan Needs a Friend presents live at Lake Forest Park

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Sona Movsesian didn’t wake up one day and decide to become the World’s Worst Assistant. Achieving such greatness is a gradual process of diligence, time, and doing the bare minimum.

Third Place Books welcomes Sona Movsesian to the stage at Lake Forest Park! Movsesian—who also co-hosts the popular podcast Conan Needs a Friend—will be discussing her uproariously funny satirical memoir The World's Worst Assistanta guide to becoming a terrible, yet unfireable employee in the comedy world. Tickets are required in advance. All tickets come with a copy of The World's Worst Assistant. 

Additional copies of The World's Worst Assistant will be available for purchase on site. If you are unable to attend the event, your book will be placed on hold at our Lake Forest Park store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A.

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About The World's Worst Assistant . . .

From Conan O’Brien’s longtime assistant, and cohost of his podcast Conan Needs a Friend, a completely hilarious and irreverent how-to guide for becoming a terrible, yet unfireable employee, and getting away with doing the bare minimum at work.

Sona Movsesian is Conan O’Brien’s assistant of twelve years. Conan and Sona have a wickedly funny and long running alter ego bit—Sona plays the lazy incompetent, Conan the insufferable and oppressive boss. Fans can’t seem to get enough of her hilariously relaxed attitude in response to Conan’s near manic energy. But Sona didn’t wake up one day and decide to become the World’s Worst Assistant. Achieving such greatness is a gradual process—one that starts with long hours and hard work long before it descends into sneaking low-dosage edibles into your lunch and napping on your boss’s couch.

Now, Sona is writing the perfect humor book for her many fans. Part satire based on these beloved alter egos, part memoir that evidences the sincere trust and respect that Conan and Sona have built over their twelve years working together, and populated with hysterical black-and- white illustrations, graphs and more, The World's Worst Assistant is completely irresistible fun you’ll want to give to every assistant in your life. In it, Sona will reveal all her trade secrets on how she became simultaneously terrible at her job (think Friends marathons at her desk), an unfireable employee (she has all of Conan’s credit card numbers committed to memory), and most importantly, an essential contributing member of the Team Coco humor machine.

Praise for Sona Movsesian. . .

"[Movsesian's] narrative offers a refreshing departure from the traditional assistant horrorstories of pleasing a tyrant boss. . .Brimming with heart and humor, this story of failing upward is a hoot."
Publishers Weekly

"A lighthearted, often amusing book...Playfully surreal reading about the comedy of human foibles."
—Kirkus Reviews

Over her thirteen years of assisting Conan O’Brien, Sona Movsesian has become a regular feature of all things Team Coco and a fan favorite. Now, Sona cohosts Conan’s podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. Sona lives in LA with her husband and twin sons. She regularly forgets to put Conan’s appointments in his calendar. (Photo credit: Plume)

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