Stephen Elliott, the man capable of such simply stated poetry as put forth in novels Happy Baby and A Life Without Consequences, turns his often obscenely literate (in a tie-up-your-balls way -- see My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up) pen to true crime. Elliotts most impressive feat is the expression of his experience -- beyond his formidable vocabulary and his well-documented super-connectedness with the man-giants of literature -- as well as the quality of his observation and the willingness to include his person in submissively honest analysis. The Stephen Elliott Book Release Party celebrating his latest, The Adderall Diaries, includes a reading by Tobias Wolff and is hosted by hilarious love machine Bucky Sinister. Entry price includes a hardcover copy of the book, snacks, and music by by Terra Naomi and the Yellow Dress.
Thu., Aug. 27, 7 p.m., 2009