As of press time, scientists have still not found a cure for the broken heart. However, you can alleviate the distressing symptoms (such as insomnia and a desire to listen only to Morrissey songs) by commiserating with others who have been unlucky in love at the book party for Why We Broke Up. The new novel by Daniel Handler (a/k/a Lemony Snicket) with artwork by Maira Kalman (of The New York Times blog “And the Pursuit of Happiness”) concerns high school sweethearts Min and Ed and the rather creative way Min plans to tell Ed that it’s finally over. Tonight, meet Handler and Kalman, share your best breakup story on the Breakup Board, and win prizes to cheer you up.
Thu., Jan. 19, 7 p.m., 2012