Gail Sheehy is the author of 16 books, including the classic New York Times bestseller Passages. Her memoir, Daring: My Passages, is a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times.
Join us for the first in our "Newer Voices" series featuring debut authors and newer voices we hope to draw more attention to by pairing them in conversation with more established writers and storytellers. Shoplifter is Michael Cho's debut graphic novel.
As co-founder and leader of PayPal, Thiel made e-commerce easier, faster, and more secure. Currently, he works to accelerate innovation by funding promising technologies and by guiding successful companies to scale and dominate their industries. Some of his investments include: Facebook, SpaceX, LinkedIn, Yelp, RoboteX, and Spotify.
October 7 — Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google & Jonathan Rosenberg, former SVP Products, Google
Google regularly pushes the boundaries of innovation in a variety of fields. HOW GOOGLE WORKS is a primer containing lessons that Eric and Jonathan learned as they helped build the company -- creating superior products and attracting a new breed of multifaceted employees whom Eric and Jonathan dub "smart creatives."
A beloved star of stage, television, and film, Alan Cumming is a successful artist whose diversity and fearlessness is unparalleled. He currently stars as the Master of Ceremonies opposite Michelle Williams in Cabaret on Broadway, wrapped season 5 of the CBS hit drama The Good Wife. In his memoir, Not My Father's Son, he shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.
Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including "A Thousand Acres," which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as four works of nonfiction. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 2006.
Anne Rice is the author of 32 books, including "The Wolves of Midwinter" and "The Wolf Gift." Her first novel, "Interview with the Vampire," was published in 1976 and has gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time.
Join us for an evening with Academy Award-winning actress and director Anjelica Huston. In her upcoming memoir, she writes about her relationship with Jack Nicholson, her rise to stardom, her work with the greatest directors in Hollywood, her love affair with her husband, and much more.