Mrs. Andy Richter, a/k/a actress and writer SARAH THYRE, was dubbed the “family liar” by her father almost as soon as she learned to talk. In her attempt to live up to this infamous nickname, high jinks and hilarity ensued, and she resurrects all her old raunchy anecdotal ghosts in the new memoir Dark at the Roots, which comes packaged with breathless plugs by the likes of David Sedaris and David Rakoff. Take an absurd trip down memory lane with Thyre at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Boston | March 26 at 7 pm | free | 617.566.6660 | or at the Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Ave, Cambridge | March 27 at 7 pm | free | 617.499.2000.
Emerson creative writing teacher and Post Road co-founder JAIME CLARK once went through a phase where he believed himself to be Ferris Bueller. He’s come full circle in editing Don’t You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes, which includes essays by Elizabeth Searle and John McNally. Clarke appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for a signing event that includes a screening of FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF and a panel discussion with his Molly Ringwald–obsessed contributors | 290 Harvard St, Boston | 7 pm | $9 | 617.566.6660.