Today's best book event

edparkWhen we saw Ed Park read last Saturday, he cracked us up, sharing a new, technology-infused story narrated by a man disgruntled with his girlfriend (a reviewer of bergeeky sci-fi and a grad student who studies "robot literature") and his parents (who are selling all of his stuff on eBay). We're not sure he'll read the same thing tonight at an event organized by Bookforum, but it's a safe bet that he'll present something imaginative, idiosyncratic and deeply funny. Adding gravitas to the evening will be Mary Gaitskill—whose brave, chaotic and beautiful Don't Cry was a 2009 TONY favorite—and Hari Kunzru, author of My Revolutions.