Lisa Wells' ranging, largely nonfiction collection Yeah. No. Totally. is many things: insightful, acerbic, frustrated, even wistful. But despite a cover that evokes an old J.D. Salinger paperback, precious it is not: Whether she's writing about a trip to Nicaragua or the role the rock club La Luna played in her teenaged years, Wells' voice is above all direct, as she levelly describes the world as she sees it. The book's release party includes music from Monarques and Jack Lewis & Awkward Energy, as well as readings from both Wells and Martha Grover. Read our interview with Wells here.