What happens when you discover that both you and your 12-year-old son suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? If you're Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and former foreign correspondent, you write a humorous and insightful memoir cum examination of impulsive behaviors and the possible treatments of same. Ellison will speak about “Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books.
And now for the rest of the list, read on.
TUESDAY: Marilyn Howell (“Honor Thy Daughter”) reads at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Leslie Brody reads from “Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Anthony Sammarco signs “Dorchester: A Compendium,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Cedar Grove Gardens, 911 Adams St., Dorchester.
WEDNESDAY: Eli Pariser discusses “The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Meghan Weir discusses “Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.
THURSDAY: Rachel DeWoskin reads from “Big Girl Small,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Lama Surya Das discusses “Buddha Standard Time,” at 7 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Jeanne Birdsall reads from “The Penderwicks at Point Mouette,” at 4 p.m., at Wellesley Books … Susan Roberts discusses “The ‘I’ Diet,” at 7 p.m., at Weston Public Library, 87 School St., Weston … John Quackenbush discusses “The Human Genome,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Maureen Hancock (“The Medium Next Door”) speaks at 7 p.m., at the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Duxbury.
FRIDAY: Mike White reads from “Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers Du Cinemart Collection,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … David Eagleman discusses “Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Matthew Salesses, Paul Nevins, January O’Neil, and Timothy Gager read at 8 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge.
SATURDAY: Barton Seaver discusses “For Cod and Country,” at 2 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Rachel DeWoskin (“Big Girl Small”) and Steve Yarbrough (“Safe from the Neighbors”) read at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookstore, 50 Water St., Newburyport ... Henry Winkler ("I've Never Met an Idiot on the River: Reflections on Family, Fishing, and Photography") speaks at 3 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge.
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