Carol Leifer's book When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win may be the only book you need. It's full of wisdom, life stories and laughs. Such as? “Never out your baby's length on a birth announcement. It's a baby, not a marlin.” Then there's “When your husband suggest experimenting sexually with multiple 'inputs,' politely remind him that you are a woman and not a surge protector.” And my fave: “No one looks good eating a burrito. Not even a porn actress.” Leifer also gets quite serious at times, and her book makes you want to have her whole family over for lasagna and wine. The very funny lady will read from her tome and answer questions at a family-friendly gathering with breakfast and kiddie fun. It's a benefit for Beit Issie Shapiro, which champions the rights of children with special needs and their families in Israel.

Sun., June 28, 10 a.m., 2009

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