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Robert Reich

Robert Reich has served in three national administrations and has written fifteen books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best sellers The Common Good, Saving Capitalism, Supercapitalism, and Locked in the Cabinet. He is a Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he writes a weekly column for The Guardian and Newsweek. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All, and the Netflix original Saving Capitalism, and co-founder of Inequality Media. 

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Barry Sonnenfeld

Barry Sonnenfeld is a filmmaker and writer who broke into the film industry as the cinematographer on the Coen Brothers’ first three films: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, and Miller’s Crossing. He also was the director of photography on Throw Mamma from the Train, Big, When Harry Met Sally, and Misery. Sonnenfeld made his directorial debut with The Addams Family in 1991, and has gone on to direct a number of films including Addams Family Values, Get Shorty, and the first three Men in Blacks. His television credits include Pushing Daisies, for which he won an Emmy, and most recently Netflix’s Continue reading…

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Lee Goldberg with Joshua Malina

Lee Goldberg is  the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the Ian Ludlow series (Killer Thriller and True Fiction), the Eve Ronin series (Lost Hills), fifteen Adrian Monk mysteries, and the first five books in the internationally bestselling Fox & O’Hare series (The Heist, The Chase, The Job, The Scam, and The Pursuit) cowritten with Janet Evanovich. His TV credits include Diagnosis Murder, SeaQuest, The Glades, and Monk, and the hit Hallmark movie series Mystery 101.  He is in conversation with Joshua Malina (The Big Bang Theory, Sports Night, The West Wing, The American President, Scandal, A View From the Top, In the Continue reading…

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Ada Calhoun with Annabelle Gurwitch

Ada Calhoun’s new book is a generation-defining exploration of the new midlife crisis facing Gen X women and the unique circumstances that have brought them to this point. “Why We Can’t Sleep” is a lively successor to “Passages” by Gail Sheehy and “The Defining Decade” by Meg Jay. Why We Can’t Sleep is an Indie Next selection for January, one of Vogue’s Best Books to Read this Winter and one of 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 by Forbes. Calhoun is the author of the memoir Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, named an Amazon Book of the Month and one of the top ten Continue reading…

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Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sarah Ban Breathnach is the author of thirteen books including the New York Times bestsellers Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self,  and she is the creator of The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude (with a new edition December 2019).  This talk celebrates the 25th anniversary of Simple Abundance, which continues to lead countless women to more fulfilling, harmonious, and joyful lives. She has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and OWN’s Super Soul Sunday. Additionally, Sarah has been a contributing editor of Good Housekeeping, a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post Writers Group. In 1995, Sarah founded the Simple Abundance Charitable Fund, which Continue reading…

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Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson has released 8 hit-producing albums and starred on the big and small screens. In 2005, she launched the Jessica Simpson Collection, now a billion-dollar global brand distributed in more than sixty-two countries and the most successful celebrity licensing brand in history. In her memoir, she reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she’s kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining.

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