Steve Almond, essayist, journalist and fiction writer based near Boston, has made an art and a career out of compelling readers to face unsettling truths regarding matters trivial (candy, music journalism) and monumental (you name it, he’s written about it). He’ll talk next about his latest nonfiction book, Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, Nov. 11 at Books & Books in Coral Gables.
– Jake Cline
Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408, BooksAndBooks.com. Free.