Popular authors speaking in DC throughout January

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2014_01_loveandwar Mary Matalin and James Carville will be at Barnes & Noble (Potomac Yards) signing their latest book “Love & War” on Saturday.

Jan. 8 – Gretchen Rubin, “The Happiness Project and Happier at Home,” 7 p.m. at Sixth and I

“The Happiness Project” (2009) has been on the New York Times best-seller’s list for two years, but as a new year brings new resolutions, more and more readers aim to learn from Rubin, a self-proclaimed “happiness bully.” Rubin will speak Wednesday at Sixth and I, sharing her insight into how science and habits create consistent joy. Tickets are required.

Jan. 11 – Mary Matalin and James Carville, “Love & War,” 3 p.m. Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards

There isn’t a more famously mismatched couple in all of politics, which is why Matalin and Carville have teamed up yet again to offer their distinctively different viewpoints on everything from politics (this follow-up to the couple’s “All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President”) to marriage. “Love & War” takes readers from the campaign trail to the couple’s kitchen table over the last 20 years.

The new book is available today, and the couple will be signing books Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Potomac Yards Barnes & Noble store.

Jan. 30 – Anna Quindlen, “Still Life with Bread Crumbs,” 7 p.m. Politics and Prose

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Quindlen will release a fourth novel this month. “Still Life with Bread Crumbs” is the story of a photographer who is past her prime and aging in a small town. Quindlen will speak about the book Jan. 30 at Politics and Prose where author events often come with beer and wine.

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