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Book events, author talks in NYC to attend this fall

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)

The former
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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)

Co-produced by Housing Works and Word Bookstores, this
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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)

The
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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)

The Supreme Court justice and author of
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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)

Get to know about the Academy Award-nominated actress
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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)

The hilarious
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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)

The star of Comedy Central's
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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)

This critically acclaimed writer signs copies of his
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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)

Come see what's on the papers inside the
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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)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of
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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)

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