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Book and Author Luncheon Features Three Speakers

November 05, 2000

Mark Salzman ("Lying Awake"), Robert Crais ("Demolition Angel") and Aimee Bender ("An Individual Sign of My Own") will speak at the 11th annual Book and Author luncheon hosted by the Laguna Hills chapter of the Brandeis University National Women's Committee at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road. $45. Reservations: (949) 770-7184.

Searching for 'Deep Throat'

Former White House counsel Leonard Garment will discuss "In Search of Deep Throat" at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. $7. A book signing will follow the lecture at 11:30 a.m. (714) 528-0544.

Experiences of a Gay Policeman

Mitch Grobeson, author of "Outside the Badge," will discuss his experiences as an openly gay Los Angeles police officer at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Irvine Lecture Hall at Chapman University, 1 University Drive, Orange. Free. (714) 744-7696.

zLindbergh Biographer at Orange Coast College

A. Scott Berg, whose biography of Charles Lindbergh earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1999, will make two appearances Thursday at Orange Coast College.

Berg, whose biographies of legendary editor Maxwell Perkins and Hollywood pioneer Samuel Goldwyn also earned critical acclaim, will discuss writing the American biography at 10:30 a.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre on campus, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Berg will return to the theater at 7 p.m. for a lecture on his Lindbergh biography, which will include film footage of the pioneer aviator. Both appearances are free. (714) 432-0202.

Also Coming Up

* Poet Dessa Byrd Reed will read and sign "The Butterfly Touch" at Borders in South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. 2 p.m. today. (714) 432-7854.

* Jane Glenn Haas will discuss and sign "Time of Your Life: Why Almost Everything Gets Better After Fifty" at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., Garden Grove. 1 p.m. today. (714) 898-2583.

* Children's book illustrator Laurel Long will discuss and sign "The Magic Nesting Doll" at Lorson's Books, 141 W. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton. 2:30 p.m. Thursday. (714) 526-2523.

* Poets Ben Trigg and Heather Melissa will read at the Gypsy Den Cafe and Reading Room in the Lab Anti-Mall, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. 8 p.m. Tuesday. (714) 549-7012.

* Former New York Yankees pitching star Jim Bouton will sign a new edition of his classic 1970 book "Ball Four: The Final Pitch" at Barnes & Noble, 791 S. Main St., Orange. 11 a.m. Wednesday. (714) 558-3029.

* Poets Carole Luther, Bil Luther and Lee Mallory will read at the Alta Coffee House & Roasting Co., 606 31st St., Newport Beach. 8 p.m. Wednesday. (949) 675-0233.

* Cara Black will sign "Murder in Belleville" at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., Garden Grove. 7 p.m. Wednesday. (714) 898-2583. Black also will sign at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange. 6 p.m. Thursday. (714) 538-3210.

* Barbara DeMarco Barrett will interview Robert Masello ("A Friend in the Business: Honest Advice for Anyone Trying to Break Into Television Writing") on "Writers on Writing" on KUCI (88.9 FM) in Irvine. 5 p.m. Thursday. (949) 760-8086.

* Don and Audrey Wood will read, discuss and sign "Jubal's Wish" at A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe, 4199 Campus Drive, Irvine. 4 p.m. Thursday. (949) 854-8288.

* Charles West will sign "The Sacred Disc" at Bookman Too, 19111 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. 5 p.m. Friday. (714) 376-0244.

* Author Maureen Child will speak at the meeting of the Orange County chapter of Romance Writers of America in the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1500 S. Raymond Ave., Fullerton. The meeting is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. $7 for members; $15 for nonmembers. (714) 284-7331.

* Shirley Carroll O'Connor will speak and sign "Life Is a Circus" at B. Dalton's Bookstore in the Laguna Hills Mall. 2 p.m. Saturday. (949) 452-1761.

* Janell Cannon will read and sign "Crickwing" at A Whale of a Tale Children's Bookshoppe, 4199 Campus Drive, Irvine. 11 a.m. Saturday. (949) 854-8288.

* Actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis will sign "Where Do Balloons Go?" at the carousel in South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. 2 p.m. Saturday.

* Scott Phillips will sign "The Ice Harvest" at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange. 11 a.m. Saturday. (714) 538-3210. Phillips also will sign at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., Garden Grove. 1 p.m. Saturday. (714) 898-2583.

* Dava Sobel will discuss "Galileo's Daughter" at the Manuscripts Winter Lecture Series at the Newport Beach Cental Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. 2:30 p.m. Saturday. $25 general admission. (949) 717-3890.

* James Bryan, editor of "Beyond Christianity," will discuss and sign his book at Borders in the Block, 20 City Drive West, Orange. 5 p.m. Saturday. (714) 769-3224.


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