I've been brought to town by the Northwestern University Alumni group here to give a presentation on the last book I worked on, Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker's Guide to the Paris of America. The book was aimed at wannabe "men about town" visiting Chicago for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, and it's full of crazy and salacious stuff. (If you liked The Devil in the White City, and who doesn't, you'll find this book interesting.) I'll be speaking mostly about two things: 19th Century saloon culture and how public and private spaces were considered differently in regards to gender roles.
The event is Monday at Seattle Art Museum, from 7 to 9 pm. Details here.