Thursday, April 25

Augusten Burroughs, best-selling author of numerous books, including the remarkable memoir Running With Scissors, has a new one out, This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t, a self-help book for those suffering such afflictions as shyness, “fatness,” spinsterhood, “lushery,” molestation and more. He’s at the Portland Public Library (5 Monument Square) at 7 p.m. for a free reading and discussion. 871-1700. portlandlibrary.com

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