Deb Olin Unferth and Karen Abbott

When Deb Olin Unferth was in college, she and her boyfriend went to Central America to join the revolution. Earnest if unprepared, they wander hither and thither, looking for revolution jobs, getting sick, getting in fights, getting lost. Revolution is the perfect kind of true, the perfect kind of funny, and somehow a little bit sad--honest and just right.She'll be reading with Karen Abbott, author of American Rose: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee. Burlesque! Glitz! Glamour! Erudite strippers! The American dream! The Depression! FDR! One wants to put these exclamations in lights and set it to Gershwin. (Maybe not "FDR!") American Rose is the thoughtful, engrossing biography of one America's great entertainers.