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NYC novelist and essayist Jonathan Ames will be in LA for a reading this Thursday, October 2 at 7:30pm at Skylight Books in Los Feliz. A collab with artist Dean Haspiel, The Alcoholic, is a semi-autobiographical account of an "average high school student—good grades, good athlete," who secretly spends his weekends binge drinking. Skylight describes the graphic novel as "a hard hitting look at the realities of alcoholism, friendship, rehab, sexual escapades, obsession, tragedy, escape, death, and the struggle to keep going." [Skylight Books]