cat_reading_book-789854.jpgThe most historically significant hangover of my life is starting to lift. Last night was amazing. And now, back to your regularly scheduled...

Tonight at Powell's, Ed McClanahan reads from his memoirish O the Clear Moment, a collection of short pieces in which the Calvin Trillin-esque writer reflects on his idyllic small-town childhood, the ways his life has been shaped by the women he's loved, and that one time he got crabs from a Mexican girl. I liked it quite a bit, read my review here.
1005 W Burnside, 7:30 pm

Oregon Literary Review's monthly First Wednesday reading series tonight hosts poet Daniel Shach-Mills, artists Johnny Wow, and Oregon Book Award-winning author (for The Jump Off Creek) Molly Gloss, who's up again this year for her novel The Hearts of Horses.
Blackbird Wine Shop, 3519 NE 44th, 7 pm

And in the Tron, Paula Begoun is reading from Don't Go To the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, her consumer guide to cosmetics. And should you doubt for even a moment that picking the right moisturizer is Very Serious Business, allow me to note that the book is in its seventh reprinting and clocks in at 1362 pages. What was the last 1362 page book YOU read?
Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, 7 pm

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