Lit pick of the week: Bad advice from bad women

The poster for the "bad advice from bad women" reading shows what you can expect Friday night.
(The Last Bookstore)

On Friday evening, downtown L.A.'s bibliophile mecca The Last Bookstore will host a group of outspoken women reading from their works that range from off the wall to unbelievable. Kathleen Hale, the YA author who wrote about her encounter with a one-star reviewer in the essay Am I Being Catfished? joins advice columnist Heather Havrilesky, “Drunk History” heavyweight Tess Lynch, music and culture writer Molly Lambert, writer and adult performer Lorelei Lee, and former sex worker Charlotte Shane, author of “Prostitute Laundry.”

One can only imagine the variety of topics that will come up, but it will certainly be one of the most engaging take-downs of the antiquated notions of femininity you’re likely to see any time soon. They’ll not only be reading, but discussing their works—and probably a whole lot of other topics—with the audience. This is the kind of group reading event that dives deep into social and cultural issues, and where you’ll be shocked into that surprised laugh that makes you clap your hand over your mouth.

Bad advice from bad women
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
The Last Bookstore
453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles