Marlee Matlin Dishes on Tinseltown, Life

MARLEE AND MEETING FANS: She was only in her twenties when she won an Oscar for "Children of a Lesser God," which is amazing. That she's gone from that very dramatic role to "Dancing with the Stars" and a zippy turn on "My Name is Earl" (oh, to have to be Joy's lawyer) is also amazing. The actress-author is at Vroman's in Pasadena with her new book "I'll Scream Later" on Thursday, May 28 at 7PM

"BAD MOTHER": Yowza, did writer Ayelet Waldman raise some hackles when she said she loved her husband more than her children (husband being, of course, writer Michael Chabon). Even Oprah jumped into the fray. Now Waldman is chronicling the mores of motherhood and more in her new book. And signing it, too, at Book Soup on Wednesday, May 27

HUMORIST DUDE: Seems like we get sent the New Yorker Shouts & Murmurs piece about kids imagining what the grown-ups are talking about at the adult table, oh, about once a month. Because it is very, very funny. "SNL" staffer Simon Rich is chatting about his new book "Free Range Chickens" at Book Soup on May 30.

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