Best-selling author JOHANNA EDWARDS' newest book, How To Be Cool, offers the ideal summertime escape. It follows the now-thin chick Kylie Chase, Chicago's most sought-after "How To Be Cool Instructor," as she fixes up some major sci-fi nerds, over-the-top baseball enthusiasts and even a frozen-food heiress, all while preparing for her dreaded 10th high school reunion. The author and beach-read goddess signs and discusses the poolside companion Sat., JUNE 9. Free. 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble Southlake, 1939 Mt. Zion Road. 770-471-2227. www.barnesandnoble.com.
To hear a podcast interview with Johanna Edwards, click here.