The seductive Irish brogue of world traveler Benny Lewis materializes tonight as he presents and signs Fluent in 3 Months. It's a natural progression of his language-learning blog, – an exhaustive, quickly loading site that defuses myths and fears about learning a new language such as “I'm too old” or “I'm scared of other cultures.” Hacking the mind's capacity for the learning of language, Lewis shows you that you have the skills to learn everything from Esperanto to sign language to Ubbi Dubbi in just 90 to 92 days. Be you a monoglot or a polyglot, Lewis reveals that the true way to multilingual understanding isn't a guidebook or the Rosetta Stone – it's interaction with people who are different from you yet share the same urge to communicate and to know. Distant Lands Bookstore, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; Fri., June 27, 7:30 p.m.; free, book is $17.99. (800) 310-3220,

Fri., June 27, 7:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 06/27/14)

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