Books & Talks

This Week’s Literary Events: Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Need a little vice in your life? We’ve got you covered.

By Allison Williams April 11, 2011

Rock star name: Nikki Sixx. Real name: Frank Carlton Serafino Ferrana Jr.

Sex What happens when every woman in town stops wanting sex? Find out when Meg Wolitzer reads from her new novel about that unlikely occurrence, The Uncoupling, tonight at 7 at the Seattle Public Library (free).

Drugs Recovering addict Nic Sheff did something even braver than deal with his meth addiction—he let his dad David write a book about it (the bestselling Beautiful Boy). Nic responded with his own memoir, Tweak, and the recovery process continues in his new book for young readers, We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction. Hear him talk on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30pm at Elliott Bay Books (free).

Rock ‘n’ Roll Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx married two different Playboy bunnies and has multiple Xs in his last name. That’s graduate-level rock star; must be why he’s signing his latest book, This is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography, and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx, at the University of Washington Book Store. See him Wednesday, April 13 at 7pm (free with book purchase).

Don’t forget: Caroline Kennedy reads from her new collection of poetry tonight at 7 at Third Place Books, and paleontologist Donald Johanson talks about his discovery of the 3.2-million-year-old “Lucy” fossil tonight and tomorrow at Benaroya Hall.

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