Wendy Paris, a journalist and essayist, has written “Splitopia” as a manual to having a good divorce. Contributed by BookPeople.

Journalist and essayist Wendy Paris has taken on a personal topic for her latest book, “Splitopia: Dispatches from Today’s Good Divorce and How to Part Well.” Engaging and groundbreaking, “Splitopia” challenges outdated, negative assumptions about divorce with sharp wit, searing honesty, rigorous research and intimate interviews, as well as offers guidance for healthier, happier splits.

The book chronicles Paris’ own divorce, so she’s a very real expert on the subject.

Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.