Who: renowned nonfiction/history humorist | Where: Bagdad | When: Recent PDX reading of her new book, Unfamiliar Fishes.

"It’s weird to be here, because about 20 years ago, I used to work at the coffeeshop across the street [Fresh Pot]. I mean, I don’t know if this still happens in Portland…but I came here when I was young and didn’t quite know what I wanted to do with my life…[crowd laughter].

It’s just nice to be here in Portland when nobody is telling me, like, I frothed their milk wrong. It’s nice to come back here and have a podium."