Following on the heels of his famous/infamous 2012 commencement speech to graduating high school seniors, author David McCullough Jr. penned the book “You Are Not Special … And Other Encouragements,” a witty love letter to students and parents about the preoccupation to excel and be special. He will detail the particulars this Friday.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: [email protected]; 871-1700, ext. 723