Yes, it's easy to envy Pam Houston—that is, until you read her candid, glittery prose. With self-deprecating wit and tender openness, Houston's writing is so humbly honest that one can't help but feel she's a new best friend. Anyone who's read Houston knows her subject du jour is men—often ruggedly charming, emotionally unavailable men. Little surprise that she contributed a story to author Victoria Zackheim's newest anthology, He Said What: Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed, a compilation of 25 different women's stories about men and the power of their words. Houston reads her entry on Saturday, May 21, at Book Passage in Corte Madera. "It's basically a greatest hits," Houston laughs, "of all the outrageous things men have said to me."