The literary agent turned humorist is famous for fabrication, but here’s what we can truthfully tell you: The Daily Show “resident expert” and PC in those Apple ads has written three satirical books—The Areas of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require, and That Is All. Expect a night of humor when he appears at the Erikson Clock venue; just don’t believe anything he says. facebook.com/eriksonclock
Born Igor Shteyngart in the last days of the U.S.S.R., the novelist, who grew up in Queens, chronicles finding his place in America in the memoir Little Failure. Despite its title, the book is a hit—as evidenced by his tour, which stops at the Highland Inn Ballroom. acappellabooks.com
The former New York Times scribe built a Pulitzer Prize–winning news career, then earned a literary following for brutally honest memoirs. His latest work is a biography of Jerry Lee Lewis, the rocker who ignited the music world with “Great Balls of Fire” and then burned through drugs, women, and money. Bragg interviewed Lewis over two years, resulting in Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, from which Bragg reads at the Carter Library. jimmycarterlibrary.gov
This article originally appeared in our September 2014 issue.