July 7: Andy Raskin at Book Passage

Well, you know, it happens. Men have affairs. Men like NPR commentator Andy Raskin have affairs, even when they don’t really know that they’re having affairs. What’s a guy to do? When Raskin entered therapy to straighten out his sexual urges and was recommended to find a “higher power,” Raskin decided his higher power was ramen noodles. In his memoir, The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life, Raskin details his search for Momofuku Ando, the inventor of the instant noodle and the Nissin products founder. Along the way, the search for Raskin’s missing inner monogamist plays out in an offbeat but memorable story, involving revelations about Ando’s life that mirror his own. A funeral at a baseball stadium closes the journey, but ramen will live forever. Raskin appears to discuss the book on Tuesday, July 7, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7pm. Free. 415.927.0960.Gabe Meline