Perhaps the most beloved literary personality in town, Gary Shteyngart, the author, professor, and book-blurbing extraordinaire, has made more than a few friends over the years. And tonight, they’re all coming out to show their love by royally ripping into the man and his work (which, most recently, includes Super Sad True Love Story) at the Gary Shteyngart Roast. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of his acclaimed debut novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, the event, hosted by John Wesley Harding, will include words from authors Kurt Andersen, Jay McInerney, Sloane Crosley, and many more. Wish the brave author luck.

Tue., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2012

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