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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on September 23 at 10:11 AM


A bunch of readings tonight.

Up at Third Place Books, Michael Greenberg reads from Hurry Down Sunshine, which is a book about raising a child with serious manic depressive disorder. It’s a pretty thoughtful book and would definitely be worth your time, particularly if you have anyone in your family with mental problems.

At Town Hall, Frank Wilczek reads from The Lightness of Being, which is about physics and reality. It looks not too What the [BLEEP] Do We Know?, which is to say, there looks to be actual physics in the book. Hopefully, this means the book is not so much with the touchy-feelies.

Up at Wide World Books & Maps in Wallingford, Micha Berman reads from Permanent Passenger: My Life on a Cruise Ship. Berman was “Assistant Cruise Director on one of the largest cruise ships in the world, Carnival Cruise Line’s M.S. Ecstasy.” If you’re as fascinated by the cruise ship lifestyle as I am, you’ll probably find this interesting.

Ashley Wearly, my intern, very much liked Padma Viswanathan’s new book, The Toss of a Lemon. Viswanathan is reading in Bellevue tonight. The book is about a family in India in the late 1800’s, spanning a few generations in the course of the book.

And Elliott Bay Book Company hosts Daphne Beal, the author of In the Land of No Right Angles. Commenter Aislinn reviewed that book for us just a couple weeks ago. She hated it, with some very good reasons why. Are you going to let Aislinn down by going to this reading? I don’t think so.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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