The actress’s new memoir tells her story through stitched-together essays. Since the reading is at the Center for Spiritual Living, we assume Barrymore will discuss the deep reflection on zen enlightenment that is Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
Nov 7 Center for Spiritual Living, lectures.org
The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy
The Seattle native turned The Office star waxes comedic in a memoir that covers his band geek upbringing and Bahá’í faith. It’s certainly funnier than Backstrom (you don’t get that joke, because nobody watched Backstrom).
Nov 14 University Temple United Methodist Church, ubookstore.com
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir
Forget Portlandia: Brownstein’s first book is all about the music, following her journey from troubled Northwest girl to feminist rock icon with Sleater-Kinney. It’s an empowering tale of self-invention, subcultures, and the good kind of riot starting.
Nov 6 Neptune Theatre, stgpresents.org
It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going
Clinton offers a guide to social engagement for 10- to 14-year-olds. Tweens haven’t gotten over the emotional devastation of Zayn leaving One Direction, but I’m sure they’re ready to combat climate change and rally for chronic disease prevention.
Nov 7 University Book Store, ubookstore.com
Patti Smith might scoff at being on a list with these celeb-lit lightweights, but that reaction would be justified, not merely a case of New York rock legend snobbery. The woman won a frickin’ National Book Award! Of course her latest memoir is worth your time.
Nov 22 Town Hall, townhallseattle.com