Literary Events

Janice Shapiro

When: Thu., Jan. 20, 7 p.m. 2011

From the housewife who can't stop herself from breaking into her neighbor's home and the mother confronted with the reappearance of her son's father to the spunky artist who dumps her slacker boyfriend in Las Vegas, the women featured in Janice Shapiro's new book Bummer: And Other Stories have one thing in common: They're having a terrible day. Hear Shapiro commiserate with her characters at Books Inc. (1760 Fourth St., Berkeley) on Thursday, Jan. 20. 7 p.m., free. 510-525-7777 or

Nate Seltenrich

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