As a 6-year-old TV sensation on Punky Brewster, Soleil Moon Frye captivated a nation bored with Arnold on Diff'rent Strokes and nauseated by Vicki on Small Wonder. She then went on to bigger things. After Frye got married and produced two children — amid co-founding the Little Seed, an infinitely worthwhile green clothing line for children, and becoming Target's Mommy Ambassador — she realized, “Kids don't come with instructions.” Thank Christ for social networking! She asked a lot of questions, got a lot of answers, and in the process accumulated a wealth of knowledge about parenting. To that end she’ll be on hand to sign copies of her new book, Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures in Between. Spoiler alert: Brandon the Dog did a lot of hard drugs.

Wed., Aug. 31, 7 p.m., 2011

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