Tuesday, May 13th

More proof that you can lie your ass off and still win in America! Disgraced memoirist James Frey is back with a vengeance, sucking in bucks from Harper publishers and redeeming himself in the usual way—Vanity Fair profile accompanied by arty photo—and reading from his new book, Bright Shiny Morning—a novel, mind you—at the Blender Theater. Watch for literary gals in skirts and boots to tell you how “brave” Mr. Frey is “after all he’s been through” and then they’ll try to take him home and bathe him in the tub.

[James Frey & Josh Kilmer Purcell, Blender Theater, 127 East 23rd Street, 6 p.m., http://www.irvingplaza.com]