In a lot of ways, Courtney Farrell is on par with Lena Dunham’s Hannah. She’s learning how to live in New York City, indulging in a mindfully crafted martini or two, and engaging in affairs with older men. On top of that she has the hots for her—also older—female teacher at boarding school. Consider that Farrell, the main character of Pamela Moore’s Chocolates for Breakfast, is 15 years old, and that she first appeared in 1956, and suddenly the sexcapades of any given 24-year-old on Girls seem less shocking than culturally overdue. It’s as good a time as any for a reissue of this racy classic. Real-life Brooklynite and author Emma Straub (Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures), who penned the new edition’s forward, will headline a series of readings from the book and conduct a Q&A with Moore’s son, Kevin Kanarek.

Thu., July 11, 7 p.m., 2013