Past Events

Mary-Louise Parker
December 15

Mary-Louise Parker with Mary Karr

Mary Louise Parker is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winning actress,  starring in Weeds, Angels in America, and Showtime’s forthcoming series Lit, in which she plays Mary Karr. Her writing has appeared in Esquire, The Riveter, Bust, and The Bullet. Dear Mr. You is written as a series of letters to the men — real and hypothetical — who have made significant impact on her life.

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December 14

Bill Nye with Bill Prady

In his new book, Bill Nye sheds light on today’s climate change crisis, demonstrates why we need to act immediately and shows what we need to do to create a better future. With a scientist’s thirst for knowledge and an engineer’s vision of what can be, he sees today’s environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world. He also debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming.

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December 10

An Evening with

Madhur Jaffrey

No one knows Indian food like Madhur Jaffrey. For more than forty years, the “godmother of Indian cooking” (The Independent on Sunday) has introduced Western home cooks to the vibrant cuisines of her homeland. Now, in Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking, the seven-time James Beard Award–winning author shares the delectable, healthful, vegetable- and grain-based foods enjoyed around the Indian subcontinent. 

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December 9

Dita Von Teese and Friends

In celebration of the launch of Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour, “An Evening with Dita & Friends” features the style and burlesque icon herself, spotlighting this manual on all things beauty via the Von Teese lens—from how-to steps, to history to intimate tales—and doing so side by side with the singularly glamorous eccentrics who Dita Von Teese considers confidants and creative influences.

Garry Kasparov
November 18

Garry Kasparov

with Terry McCarthy

Garry Kasparov spent twenty years as the world’s #1 ranked chess player. In 2005, he retired from professional chess to lead the pro-democracy opposition against Vladimir Putin, and ran for the presidency of Russia in 2008. In 2012, he was named chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, succeeding Václav Havel. He has been a contributing editor to The Wall Street Journal since 1991, and his 2007 book, How Life Imitates Chess, has been published in twenty-six languages. 

Mitch Albom
November 17

Mitch Albom

with Mike Binder

Mitch Albom is a bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally syndicated columnist. The author of six consecutive number one New York Times bestsellers—including Tuesdays with Morrie, the best-selling memoir of all time—his books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies in forty-two languages.  Recent books by Mitch Albom include: The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The First Phone Call From Heaven, The Time Keeper, Have a Little Faith and For One More Day.

Nigella Lawson
November 12

Nigella Lawson

with Russ Parsons

Nigella Lawson, food enthusiast, television personality, and journalist, is the author of nine bestselling books including Nigella Kitchen, Nigella Fresh, Feast, Nigella Bites, How to Be a Domestic Goddess, and How to Eat.  She has a successful television series on Food Network, E! Entertainment Television, and Style and hosts The Taste with Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre, and Brian Malarkey. 

Richard Betts
November 10

Richard Betts with Chris Sacca

Join us for an evening all about Whiskey. In The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-it-All: Know Your Booze Before You Choose,  Richard Betts offers up a clever distillation of America’s favorite libation, in the follow-up to his immensely popular New York Times bestselling The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert.

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November 8

David Spade with Dana Carvey

David Spade is an actor, comedian, and writer. A former cast member of Saturday Night Live, Spade has also starred in the films Tommy Boy, Black Sheep, and the Joe Dirt and Grown Ups franchises. He was nominated for an Emmy, two Golden Globes, and an American Comedy Award for his role on NBC’s Just Shoot Me! He also won a participation award for being in show business. That’s the one he’s most proud of. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Diana Nyad
November 5

Diana Nyad with Marcia Cross

Diana Nyad shares her amazing, inspiring firsthand account of her record-breaking swim, after four failed attempts, from Cuba to Florida, at the age of sixty-four–and of her extraordinary quest to live life at the highest level, in and out of the water.