Stranger books editor Paul Constant is interviewing this dude onstage, but I would have suggested this reading anyway. The Night of the Gun is an obsessively fact-checked memoir in which the compulsion to fact-check becomes part of the story, a signal of the anxiety with which David Carr—now a reporter for the New York Times—revisits his escalating addictions to alcohol and cocaine, his rocky journalism career, and his habit of hitting his girlfriends. The truths hurt. (Douglass-Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, 684-4704. 6:30 pm, free.)