Mark Rothman, the head writer of "Laverne & Shirley," "The Odd Couple" and "Happy Days" television comedy shows, will discuss his book, "Mark Rothman's Essays," on Aug. 1 in the McManus Room of Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road. The talk, free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Rothman has written essays looking back at his career. He has also written screenplays and plays, including "The Wearing of the Greens" and "Who Wants Fame." In 2008, he appeared in the title role of the musical "The Brain from Planet X" in Los Angeles.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing afterward.

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