Hint Tip: James Franco

James Franco has proven he can get around. And while his multi-faceted career may sometimes leave us with mixed feelings, after all the art-making, the butt-modeling, the soap-starring, and the idea-selling—oh yeah, and the acting—sometimes you just can’t help but feel jealous of the guy’s stamina.

Now, if only to make the rest of us feel that much more useless, he’s going on a two-day, bicoastal book tour to promote The Dangerous Book Four Boys. The new tome from Rizzoli documents Franco’s first art show, and includes texts from art heavyweights Alanna Heiss and Klaus Biesenbach, along with Franco himself.

The tour kicks off tonight at New York’s legendary Strand bookstore, where Franco will trade wits with Ice Storm author Rick Moody and video artist Laurel Nakadate (7-8:30 pm). Then he’ll jet off to L.A. for a Saturday afternoon chat at MoCA with RISD professor Francisco Ricardo (3-5 pm), the advisor for one of Franco’s too-many-to-count PhDs. We’re exhausted already.

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