Powells is gambling that some people will. They do some specialty events at The Bagdad Theatre, and this is one of them. The cost is not as bad as it sounds, since it includes a copy of his new novel, Bright Shiny Morning. You also get to hear Josh Kilmer-Purcell read from Candy Everybody Wants, which I guess is a book about celebrity. [How appropriate!] I'm still not sure I would want to be teamed with him, but I'm assuming he got to make the call.