Here's a sampling of readings and author events taking place in L.A. tonight. Pictured, left to right: Rafe Esquith, Clinton Kelly and Benjamin Kunkel.

Rafe Esquith, discusses and signs Lighting Their Fires, his how-to guide for parents trying to raise children in contemporary America. Vroman's Bookstore,

695 E. Colorado Blvd.,

Pasadena; 7 p.m. (626) 449-5320.

Clinton Kelly, fashion consultant and author of a booklength title, Freakin' Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate, and Generally Be Better Than Everyone Else, appears at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.,

W. Hollywood;  7 p.m. (310) 659-3110 or (800) 764-BOOK.

Benjamin Kunkel, magazine editor (n+1) and novelist (Indecision) reads at the ArmandHammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire

Blvd., Westwood; 7 p.m. (310) 443-7016.

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