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Learn About Cheney, A Famous Sex Mistress Who Died In A Fire (Who Is Not Dick Cheney)

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O, reading! Lots of things relating to the books you read and the people who write them this week, right here in DC. Let's see: there's Chuck Todd, talking about Barry (who else, right?), and lots of South America-themed stuff mostly about revolutions and also drugs, and two equally despicable tales of Cheneys "Mamah" and "Dick," who had casual sex with Frank Lloyd Wright/died in a fire and committed vague and tangible evils, respectively.


  • Monday, Feb. 9: Dalton Conley will be at Politics & Prose talking about his new book, Elsewhere USA, which is about how the days of offices are over because everyone just works from their couches nowadays, "wirelessly", and this is Changing America. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
  • University of Tennessee professor Robert Norrell has written a book about Booker T. Washington, and will be talking about it/him. [Hooks Book]
  • Tuesday, Feb. 10: See consultant-of-sorts Thomas P.M. Barnett read from Great Powers, his new book about the new great world powers -- it's not just all about Spain and Portugal anymore. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
  • The drug war journalist in Beyond Bogota: Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia will be at Busboys & Poets discussing, presumably, Bogota (and beyond!) 6 PM. [Busboys & Poets]
  • Authentic Conversations is a book about how random the random complaining we all do 100 times a day, on any given day, in our places of employment, might actually affect office culture and power structures in the long run. [Hook Books]
  • Wednesday, Feb. 11: Remember Dick Cheney's weird Second Life company, Halliburton? Pratap Chatterjee has written a whole book about it. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
  • Thursday, Feb. 12: The world's only famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, was apparently quite the ladykiller. Go hear T.C. Boyle talk about about Wright's disastrous personal life, including an extramarital affair with a one "Mamah Cheney" (?). 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
  • Fun In South America! Week continues over at Busboys & Poets, where Jim Shultz and Melissa Crane Draper talk about their new anthology, Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization. 6:30 PM. [Busboys & Poets]
  • Friday, Feb. 13: Jeffrey Tayler traveled from Moscow to Beijing, and naturally encountered many unspeakable atrocities along the way. Hear about his hellish Asian travelogue, which he's affectionately entitled Murderers in Mausoleums. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
  • Pulitzer-winning Washington Post reporter Anthony Shadid has come all the way from Iraq and Lebanon (where he was rhapsodically observing, from a respectful distance, Joe the Journalist) to talk about these two places at Busboys & Poets. 6 PM. [Busboys & Poets]
  • Saturday, Feb. 14: Chuck Todd, America's choice for "Marry" in the popular children's game "Fuck, Marry, Kill," has boldly claimed that Barack Obama has "won" America's President contest in his new book, How Barack Obama Won. Chuck Todd will even tell you why. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]
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