Tuesday night at Miami Book Fair International was a night of extremes. Extreme weather (62 degrees!). Extreme humor (Dave Barry and Sandra Tsing Loh on Viagra, vaginal dryness and other burning issues of the 21st century). Extreme empathy (journalist Nicholas D. Kristof on what makes the world a better place — and how and why we should do our part to help make that happen).
Jackets, boots and even a parka or two were dug from the far reaches of South Florida closets as fairgoers braved the elements to witness both ends of the topical spectrum. The smart ones — like former Florida governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham — stayed for both programs.