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Fun Book Things, For Reading And Such

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Lots o' books and their authors this week, in your DC and its environs. Hrm, a little bit of everything too: John Cheever, a few standbys about (the) war, and feminism, starring the Civil War and a phantasmagorical imagining of the specter haunting publishing, as embodied by a Meghan McCain of the mind.


Monday, March 9: The Unforgiving Minute is the uplifting story of Afghanistan, our originally scheduled Middle East activity, and its dehumanizing psychological terrors. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Tuesday, March 10: Some Brookings boys have some recommendations regarding your security! Go hear them out, it's the least you can do. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Wednesday, March 11: Go-to animal rights guy Peter Singer, an Australian, is so all about ending poverty. He's written a new book about it and everything. It's called The Life You Can Save and it will be read aloud to you at 7 PM on Wednesday evening. [Politics & Prose]

What is to be done with these Millennials and their privileges? They are not ready for the demands of the boomer-friendly workplace, that's for sure, what with their fancy entitlements and coddled... ideas. No. Everything is about these kids, including this book, the Trophy Kids Grow Up. [Hooks Books Events]

Thursday, March 12: Blake Bailey will be talking about his biography on John Cheever. It's the very biography that is responsible for Cheever's current inclusion in the literary zeitgeist, which you should probably take advantage of—for soon, when Meghan McCain writes a book of "fiction" called, hm, something like First Daughter, First Love, about a gal on the campaign trail looking for love or whatever, everyone will be forced to pay attention to that instead of Falconer. Plus, according to Cheever's own daughter, this fellow, Blake Bailey, is "the most charming man in the world." Go, fall in love, just like beautiful young Meg McCabe, the protagonist in Farrar, Strauss and Giroux's upcoming First Daughter, First Love. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Oh! Gender and the Sectional Conflict, a gendered reading of the Civil War. Funsy! Like that one anthro course all over again. [Hooks Books Events]

Friday, March 13: Feminist scholar Anne Showalter will be talking about female writing in America. Again, surely First Daughter, First Love will be included alongside Willa Cather and Harriet Beecher Stowe. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Saturday, March 14: Famous politico "Flat" Stanley B. Greenberg dishes on Clinton, Mandela, etc. and talks about How Power Works in his new Sorkin-y sounding book, Dispatches From the War Room. 6 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Monday, March 16: Washington Post political reporter Robert G. Kaiser will stop by the Aspen Institute and talk to its president. Topics up for discussion include: the economy, the goverment, and at what point, if any, the two became such inexorable failures. 12 PM. [Aspen Institute]

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