Texas-born author Stephanie Elizondo Griest hasnt had a normal life for a while now. Since 1997, shes been living out of a backpack, hopping from one country to another, writing about her adventures. Shes released Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing and Havana and 100 Places Every Woman Should Go, but during todays An Evening with Stephanie Elizondo Griest event, shell be reading from her latest title Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines. Part memoir, part political journal, Mexican Enough chronicles the biracial Griests journey from Nuevo Laredo to Chiapas, meeting Oaxacan rebels, narcos, gay activists, Border Patrol agents, thieves and migrant workers along the way. Griest finds that after visiting 30 countries around the world, she feels most like an outsider in her ancestral homeland. 7 p.m. Houston Public Library, Central, 500 McKinney. For information, call 832-393-1313 or visit www.houstonlibrary.org. Free.
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Thu., March 12, 7 p.m., 2009