Barney Frank is my kind of politician—more concerned with asking tough questions than kissing babies, and more dedicated to his constituents than his donors. As a U.S. Congressman, Frank was an outspoken progressive voice and one of the highest-ranking openly gay officials. He’s just published a no-nonsense and witty new memoir, the aptly titled Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, and appears for a reading and conversation with Dominican University president Mary Marcy, sponsored by Book Passage, on Tuesday, March 31, at Dominican, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 7pm. $35 (includes book). 415.927.0960.