Ezra Klein went from one of the most prominent bloggers in the early populra internet to a co-founder of the website Vox and a prolific interview podcaster. And now he's getting into the business of writing books: his new book is an exploration of why partisan politics has entered nearly every part of American life, from our church to our TV to our social media. University Temple, 1415 NE 43rd St,634-3400, http://www2.bookstore.washington.edu/, 7 pm, $28.
Natanya Ann Pulley's new short story collection, With Teeth, opens with the sentence "She wears a mask that looks like her." That's some stunning writing, to pack that kind of emotion into eight words. Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, 322-7030, http://hugohouse.org, 7 pm, free.
Courtenay Hameister's collection of short nonfiction stories about anxiety, Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things, is finally out in paperback.She'll be interviewed by popular podcaster Luke Burbank. Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., 386-4636, http://spl.org, 7 pm, free.
See our Event of the Week column for more details. Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, http://thirdplacebooks.com, 7 pm, free.
Press materials for Kim Stafford's new poetry collection promise that the book "offers a prismatic view of Earth citizenship, where we must now be ambidextrous." I have no idea what that means, but okay! Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, http://elliottbaybook.com, 7 pm, free.
Dennis Baron's latest book pokes holes in the ridiculous 'kids-these-days' idea that pronouns have always been a fixed part of language. In fact, our understanding of pronouns has changed considerably since the time of Shakespeare. This is also the first book I've seen whose covers lists the author's preferred pronouns. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave., 652-4255, http://townhallseattle.org, 7:30 pm, $5.