By Emily Goodin - 06/11/09 06:23 PM EDT
SATURDAY, June 13
Karna Small Bodman, Final Finesse. The former senior director of the White House National Security Council wrote a political thriller involving a natural-gas pipeline exploding in America’s heartland. 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-881-0237.
David A. Kessler, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite. The former Food and Drug Administration commissioner discusses how the food industry, in collusion with the advertising industry, has short-circuited the body’s self-regulating mechanisms, leaving many at the mercy of reward-driven eating. 1 p.m., Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
SUNDAY, June 14
Bob Luke, The Baltimore Elite Giants: Sport and Society in the Age of Negro League Baseball. Luke, a sportswriter, examines the history of one of the best-known teams in the old Negro Leagues, the Elite Giants of Baltimore, which featured some of the outstanding African-American players of the day. 1 p.m., Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
Steve Luxenberg, Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey Into a Family Secret. The Washington Post editor discusses his examination of his family’s past, including his discovery of a secret aunt who was born with a deformed leg and mental challenges that would classify her as borderline mentally disabled. 3 p.m., Busboys and Poets, 4251 S. Campbell St., Arlington. 703-379-9756.
MONDAY, June 15
Richard Wolffe, Renegade: The Making of a President. Wolffe covered President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign for Newsweek and wrote a memoir about it. 7 p.m., Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.
TUESDAY, June 16
David Ignatius, The Increment. The Washington Post reporter discusses his modern-day thriller about a CIA agent examining Iran’s nuclear weapons program. 6:30 p.m., Murrow Room at the National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, 202-662-7523.
Compiled by Emily Goodin. Future book events may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.