Everybody hurts. Everybody poops. Everybody dies. To this end – literally – comedian and professional narcissist Ken Tanaka (who's also sometimes David Ury) presents Everybody Dies: A Children's Book for Grown-Ups. Slender yet toothsome, its 48 thrilling illustrated pages delineate the various faces of death you might face as you hurtle through the void that is life, not knowing – other than in the case of suicide – how your life might ultimately end. Ury's tweaker character, Splooge, was crushed to death beneath an ATM in an episode of Breaking Bad, so he knows from strange ways to die. A primer of sorts, it brings to mind the works of everyone from Edward Gorey to Dorothy Parker in its aim to take the edge off the existential dread that fills us all, if we'd only stop to consider it. And what better way to kill a Tuesday than by laughing at the edge of the Great Beyond? Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd.; Tue., May 27, 7 p.m.; free, book is $14.99. (310) 659-3110, booksoup.com.

Tue., May 27, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 05/27/14)

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