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Sally Kohn

At a moment when we are facing an epidemic of incivility and hate—with divisive political speech, online trolling, and hate crimes escalating—popular CNN commentator Sally Kohn sets out to discover why we hate and how can stop it.   Sally Kohn is one of the leading progressive voices in America. She is currently a CNN political commentator and a columnist for The Daily Beast. Kohn was previously a Fox News contributor, and she has been a frequent guest on MSNBC. She writes regularly for media outlets including the Washington Post, the New York Times, New York Magazine, Refinery29, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo, Salon, Time and many more.

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Mike Epps

Mike Epps is a stand-up comedian playing clubs, theaters, and arenas worldwide.  He is also an actor, film producer, writer, and rapper. He has appeared in the cult hits Next Friday, Friday After Next and All About the Benjamins.  He has also starred as the title character in the ABC series Uncle Buck and appeared on the Starz series Survivors Remorse.  Before starring in Def Comedy Jam and Showtime at the Apollo—before the sold-out comedy shows, Uncle Buck, and becoming his hero Richard Pryor in a biopic—there was Indianapolis. And not the good part. Mike Epps is one of America’s favorite and funniest people, but the path to fame was paved with Continue reading…

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Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson returns to our stage with her new cookbook, At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking, which includes over a hundred new recipes that she has shared with friends and family. She is a food enthusiast, television personality, and journalist, and has written ten bestselling cook books including the classics How to Eat, Feast, and How To Be A Domestic Goddess—the book that inspired a whole new generation of bakers. These books, her host role on ABC-TV’s The Taste, along with her Quick Collection apps, and her successful television series on Food Network, E! Entertainment Television, Style, and the BBC, have Continue reading…

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Daniel Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. His other books include the New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, To Sell is Human and Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself.  In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed.

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Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson is an actor and stand-up comedian, named by Comedy Central as “One of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” From 1994 to 2001, he created and produced the animated Emmy Award–winning Fox series Life with Louie, based on his own childhood. He won his most recent Emmy for his costarring role on Zach Galifianakis’ Baskets. When not in production, Anderson continues to tour, traveling the States doing what he loves to do: stand-up comedy.  Hey Mom is his fourth book. Louie has been channeling his own beloved mom in his work for decades, but she passed away before seeing him reach new Continue reading…

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Sean Penn

Sean Penn has been nominated five times for an Academy Award® as Best Actor for Dead Man Walking, Sweet and Lowdown, I Am Sam and won his first Oscar® in 2003 for his searing performance in Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River and his second in 2009 for Gus Van Sant’s Milk. He has worked as an actor, writer, producer and director on over one hundred theater and film productions. His debut novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff , is darkly humorous and tells the picaresque story of Bob Honey, a middle-aged, divorced, disillusioned man living in a nondescript house on a nondescript street in Woodview, California. Bob Honey is a man Continue reading…

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