Literary Events

Brian Janosch

When: Fri., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. 2012

Did you know that an airplane is defined as a "fixed-wing flying vehicle that has made it impossible to avoid returning home for holidays?" Or that revered British primatologist Jane Goodall "probably let a couple of chimps get to second base?" You can learn these "facts" and many more in America's Finest News Source's delicious encyclopedic parody, The Onion Book of Known Knowledge, a gold-embossed volume that includes more than 1,500 funny entries on everything under the sun, plus maps, charts, and illustrations. The Onion's Brian Janosch will bring you up to speed at Books Inc. (1760 Fourth St., Berkeley) on Friday, Nov. 2. Starting time, appropriately, is 7:13 p.m., free. 510-525-7777 or

Alison Peters

Price: free

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