Book events for the week of Nov. 23, 2008

Words & Ideas

TODAYTongue & Groove The latest installment of the reading series will feature authors David Francis, Caroline Horton, Doug Cordell, L.K. Thayer and Chris Shearer. Hotel Cafe, 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. 6 p.m. $6. (323) 937-0136.

MONDAYM.K. Asante The professor and author of "It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of Post Hip Hop Generation" will present and sign his book. Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Free. (323) 290-1048.

Jordanna Fraiberg and Jay Asher The authors of "In Your Room" and "Th1rteen R3asons Why," respectively, will read and sign their new novels for young adults. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 6:30 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

Earvin "Magic" Johnson The basketball legend will present and sign his new book, "32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business." Barnes & Noble, 189 The Grove Drive, L.A. Noon. Free. (323) 525-0270.

TUESDAYTony Curtis The actor will present and sign his new memoir, "American Prince." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.

SATURDAYPaddy Calistro and Gloria Koenig The authors of "Edith Head's Hollywood" and "Iconic L.A.," respectively, will present and sign their books in the museum store. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 2 p.m. Free. (323) 857-6000.

Clive & Dirk Cussler The authors of "Arctic Drift: A Dirk Pitt Novel" will present and sign the 20th book in the series. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 5 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320.

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