Got blamed for stuff you couldn't possibly do? Too stunned to defend yourself? Retort with dark humor - top the accusation's ridiculousness with hyperbole advises Joshua Neuman, co-author, with David Deutsch, of the hot-off-the-St. Martin's Griffin press, wildly wacky The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies. These two aficionados of "the alternative press" show when things are so bad there's nothing to laugh about, laughter is the best revenge.
Neuman kicks off the three-week Ann Katz Festival of Books at the Arthur M. Glick JCC at a free program on Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Other 7:30 p.m. headliners include: mystery writer Laura Lippman, Nov. 3; NBC's sports-maven Len Berman, Nov. 14; NPR's Steven V. Roberts, Nov. 15; visionary architect Daniel Libeskind, Nov. 16. Film screenings at 7:30 p.m.: The Rashevskis' Tango, Nov. 5; Gloomy Sunday, set on Resco Seress' score, Nov. 12; Mamadrama on Nov. 6, 3 p.m. Concerts at 7:30 p.m.: Rick Recht, Oct. 29; IndyKlez Nov. 9. Art exhibition runs throughout.
For fans of Curious George: the surprising insider-story of The Journey that Saved Curious George: The Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey. Author Louise Borden talks and signs books at the Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m., school-aged children and family event that includes a CG banana bread snack and hands-on activities.
Check out the 10 other author events at www.jccindy.org Or pick up a program at the JCC. The event runs Oct. 27-Nov. 16, and most events are free.