Empire summer resident Jason Porter will read from his new book Why Are You So Sad? on Wednesday, August 13, at 7:00 pm. His debut novel is a humorous exploration of the universal yet often illusive search for happiness, and has been compared to the work of Kurt Vonnegut and David Sedaris. Jason is originally from Ann Arbor, and now lives in New York City. For more information go to thejasonporter.com.