Entertainment Book events, author talks in NYC to attend this fall By Scott A. Rosenberg email@example.com Updated September 19, 2016 12:26 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email From memoirs by TV stars and stand-ups to the latest from fiction’s heavyweights, here’s where to catch the biggest book events this fall in New York City. Norm Macdonald (Sept. 21) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller The former "Saturday Night Live" star and ace stand-up comic gives you a peek into his backstory with his new memoir, "Based on a True Story." (Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., must buy book; B&N Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810, bn.com) Emma Donoghue (Sept. 21) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Kevin Winter Co-produced by Housing Works and Word Bookstores, this book launch event celebrates "The Wonder," the new work from the author of the bestseller "Room," which was turned into an Oscar-winning film. (Sept. 21 at 7, RSVP for FREE tickets at Housing Works' Facebook page; Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St., 212-334-3324, housingworks.org) Alton Brown (Sept. 28) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Brad Barket The "Cutthroat Kitchen" host and food genius reveals 101 of his personal recipes, arranged by time of day, in his new book "EveryDayCook." (Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., must buy book; B&N Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810, bn.com) Justice Stephen Breyer with Charlie Rose (Oct. 5) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla The Supreme Court justice and author of "The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities" chats with the broadcaster about timely legal concerns. (Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., sold out (waiting list available, $70, includes book); 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., 212-415-5500, 92y.org) Taraji P. Henson (Oct. 15) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown Get to know about the Academy Award-nominated actress who plays Cookie on the hit Fox series "Empire" in her memoir "Around the Way Girl." (Oct. 15 at 7 p.m., must buy book; B&N Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810, bn.com) Nick Offerman (Oct. 18) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez The hilarious "Parks and Recreation" star and noted woodworking fan signs copies of his new book, "Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop," in this release party put on by Word Bookstores. Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m., $38 (includes book and tote bag); Artists and Fleas, 70 N. Seventh St., Williamsburg, 718-383-0096, wordbookstores.com) Abbi Jacobson (Oct. 25) Photo Credit: Getty Images for Ozy Fusion Fest / Brad Barket The star of Comedy Central's "Broad City" discusses her new comedic art tome "Carry This Book" with Lena Dunham at this event, co-presented with Strand Bookstore. (Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m., $32 (includes book); Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, 212-864-5400, symphonyspace.org) Colson Whitehead (Oct. 26) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Amy Sussman This critically acclaimed writer signs copies of his latest book, "The Underground Railroad," about two runaway slaves. The title was picked for Oprah's Book Cub. (Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., FREE; B&N Upper West Side, 2289 Broadway, 212-362-8835, bn.com) Pat Kiernan (Nov. 19) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rob Kim Come see what's on the papers inside the new children's book, "Good Morning, City," by the beloved NY1 anchor. (Nov. 19 at 11 a.m., must buy book; B&N Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810, bn.com) Michael Chabon (Nov. 21) Photo Credit: Getty Images for The New Yorker Festival / Andrew Toth The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" presents his new novel, "Moonglow," inspired by stories from his grandfather. (Nov. 21 at 7 p.m., must buy book; B&N Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810, bn.com) By Scott A. Rosenberg firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Film festivals, screenings to catch this fallFall is all about the films. Laugh it up at these comedy shows Laugh on, NYC! Fall picks from notable New YorkersFrom museums to food festivals. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.