PEN America Author’s Evening with Chachi Hauser

Hauser headshot and It's Fun bookcover

Join us for an intimate dinner with Chachi D. Hauser discussing It’s Fun to Be a Person I Don’t Know. At first glance a reader might mistake It’s Fun to Be a Person I Don’t Know for a juicy Hollywood tell-all, given Chachi D. Hauser’s background as the great-granddaughter of Roy Disney, a cofounder with his brother Walt of the Walt Disney Company. But family history is only one strand in this intricate and variegated weave that also interlaces the social and environmental history of Hauser’s adopted hometown of New Orleans, intimate reflections on love and navigating open relationships, and a searing self-examination that reveals a gender fluidity chafing against social barriers. This evening is being generously hosted by Anne Delaney. 

Gloria Steinem hails the book as a “rare gift” and Hauser’s innovative and multifaceted narrative navigates a variety of terrains, seeking truth as its final destination. While the family company excels in fantasy, Hauser’s story is that of a young documentary filmmaker determined to train a sharply focused lens on the reality of her lived experiences.


Donations to attend this evening are $350. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the address for the evening. The donation is considered 100% tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Wensley at [email protected].

About pEN America Authors’ Evenings

The PEN America Authors’ Evenings are nights of literary dinners in private homes and intimate settings. Please visit the Authors’ Evenings webpage for our full calendar of dinners.

Proceeds from the PEN America Authors’ Evenings support PEN America’s programming to secure the liberty of persecuted and imprisoned writers around the world, to defend freedom of expression, and to promote literature and international cultural exchange.