2 gauge plugs? You can do better than that, Stephen Elliott.
The perfect reading material to Yo La Tango’s new album, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass could be none other than STEPHEN ELLIOTT’s latest, aptly titled My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up. The episodic novel of 11 linked stories follows Theo, who goes from a group home for troubled teens in Chicago to finding literary success in San Francisco. Along the way he contends with sado-masochistic girlfriends who order him to wear butt plugs and give him black eyes. Elliott’s spare prose and fearless characters have earned comparisons to Bukowski, and he’ll read from these sexy semi-autobiographical tales with Word Up fave Steve Almond tomorrow at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St, Newton | 7:30 pm | free | 617.244.6619.