Who once said, “If we all lived to be 25, and we all knew we were going to die on that day, who could say what would be the right thing to do up to that point?” That Eric Bogosian can really make you think about life and stuff. The multi-award-winning author and actor has a new novel, Perforated Heart, set in New York City in the '70s. He's reading all over town this week. At this ALOUD event, he'll talk with writer Jerry Stahl. He'll also take questions. Ask him if he ever gets mistaken for Juan Epstein from Welcome Back, Kotter. (Also at Book Soup, Thurs., May 14; Vroman's, Fri., May 15; Skylight Books, Sat., May 16.)

Wed., May 13, 7 p.m., 2009

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