A pair of book signings and readings tonight promise to take readers to the edges of the American mind. Skylight Books will feature an appearance by Stephen Elliott, whose new book, The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder, is spun from a sensational Bay Area homicide. Its jacket calls the Diaries a "journey through a neon
landscape of false confessions, self-medication, and torturous sex . . . [s]et against
the backdrop of a nation at war, in the declining years of the Silicon Valley
tech boom and the dawn of Paris Hilton's celebrity." No less an expert than Jerry Stahl praises Elliott for rendering "the extremes of his own existence with a fearless, through-the-windshield immediacy. By all rights, the author should either be dead or chewing his fingers in a bus station." 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz, 7:30 p.m. (323) 660-1175.