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TV Writers

Five onscreen personalities show off their writing chops this week.

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Oswalt, Barr, and the Snookster.  

Roseanne Barr
Borders Books, Music and Movies; 1/6 at 7 p.m.; 10 Columbus Cir., 2nd fl., nr. 58th St.; 212-823-9775
The brassy stand-up and sitcom star reads from and signs her new book, Roseannearchy, her unique take on subjects ranging from class and gender warfare to the cult of celebrity and Kabbalah.

Suzanne Corso
Barnes & Noble; 1/6 at 7 p.m.; 97 Warren St., at Greenwich St.; 212-587-5389
The screenwriter's debut novel, Brooklyn Story, is a familiar tale of an outer-borough dreamer yearning to make it in Manhattan (think Saturday Night Fever). She discusses the book with Sopranos and Goodfellas actress Lorraine Bracco, whose most famous roles involve asking probing questions in full-voiced Noo Yawkese.

Patton Oswalt
Warsaw; 1/8 at 5 p.m.; 261 Driggs Ave., at Eckford St., Greenpoint
The comic has become an omnipresent talent over the past decade, hanging out with the King of Queens, cutting albums, voicing Pixar characters, and tackling serious dramatic roles. Now he can add author to the list, with Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, a collection of essays he'll read from at this event, organized by Word.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
Borders Books, Music and Movies; 1/10 at 7 p.m.; 10 Columbus Cir., 2nd fl., nr. 58th St.; 212-823-9775
Everyone's favorite Jersey Shore train wreck waxes philosophical in her new novel, A Shore Thing, which follows the antics of two cousins spending the "sexiest summer ever" at the beach (and which contains the priceless phrase "a fart slipped out").

Russell Simmons
Borders Books, Music and Movies; 1/11 at 6 p.m.; 2 Penn Plz., at 33rd St.; 212-244-1814
The legendary hip-hop entrepreneur and yogi has taken the Hugh Hefner approach to reality shows: letting the ladies around him (in this case, his assistants) do all the work. Here he plugs his latest book, Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All, a memoir that emphasizes the life and business lessons Simmons learned on his way to acquiring a personal fortune in the hundreds of millions.


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