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Don’t be fooled by the utterly ordinary name and face. Larry Miller has an impishly sharp wit, which has made him the best parts of some lousy movies (Pretty Woman) and among the best of some very good movies (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show). But what really sets Miller apart from most Hollywood funnymen is his column for the Weekly Standard, which showcases his more Goldwatery curmudgeon than Rovian-attack-dog conservatism. Now, Miller has compiled a book, Spoiled Rotten America: Outrages of Everyday Life, which he says is a “plea for us to notice what’s best and worst about ourselves.” Among the worst: “The chubbiest of us have the strictest diets, because we can’t learn to modulate and moderate.” Now that’s a platform to vote for. Miller discusses and signs copies of his book at 7:30 p.m. at Borders Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Free. (703) 556-7766. (Dave Nuttycombe)