After decades of writing influential novels -- beginning with the 1963 male hustler tour de force "City of Night" -- each granting a candid voice to the misunderstood, John Rechy turns the focus inward with a memoir, "About My Life and the Kept Woman," and with it a return to his Mexican American upbringing in 1950s El Paso, charting his own interior awakening into the psychic demands of sexual difference, and of forging one's own path. 7:30 p.m. today. Skylight Books. (323) 660-1175;

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