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Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.
McArdle encourages individuals to recover from setbacks in The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success. Presented by Politics & Prose.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m.
A radio operator discovers a mysterious performance art society in this maze-like novel by the author of The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m.
Jen Girdish shares her stories at this monthly reading series put on by local writing nonprofit 826DC.
Petworth Citizen -
829 Upshur St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Learn about different data collection techniques and how to protect your own information in Schneier's latest book, Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World.
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
The syndicated columnist and humorist reads from his latest collection Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
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Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m.
The poetry editor of the New Yorker reads from his latest collection, One Thousand Things Worth Knowing.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, March 7 at 6 p.m.
In Sumell's debut novel, Making Nice, an angry but likable man fights and cares for his family while training to attack people.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, March 7 at 3:30 p.m.
The author, a lecturer at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, reveals entrepreneurship tips in her book The Creator's Code.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m.
The reggae producer and label founder chronicles his career in The Half That's Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m.
Hashimi reads from her novel ,The Pearl that Broke its Shell, the story of a young Afghan girl who experiences a brief taste of freedom when she dresses as a man, in celebration of International Women's Day.
Georgetown Library -
3260 R St. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
The author tells the story of her father, who played baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers and went on to become a vice president of Greyhound, in Joe Black: More Than a Dodger.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
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Sunday, March 8 at 5 p.m.
The accomplished legal writer and prosecutor reads from his first novel, Supreme Ambition, about a lively Yale Law graduate who's eager to clerk for a Supreme Court Justice.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free

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