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Nathan Gardels and Nicolas Berggruen with Mayor Eric Garcetti

The rise of populism in the West and the rise of China in the East have stirred a rethinking of how democratic systems work—and how they fail. The impact of globalism and digital capitalism is forcing worldwide attention to the starker divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” challenging how we think about the social contract. Renovating Democracy tears down our basic structures and challenges us to conceive of an alternative framework for governance. Nathan Gardels is Cofounder of the Berggruen Institute and Editor-in-Chief of The WorldPost, a partnership with the Washington Post.  Nicolas Berggruen is Founder and Chairman of the Berggruen Institute. He is coauthor (with Continue reading…

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Dave Barry

Dave Barry with Alan Zweibel

We welcome Dave Barry back to our stage. Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.  Dave Barry is the author of many bestsellers including Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry Continue reading…

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta with Rich Roll

Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a six-part CNN Original Series that follows multiple award-winning journalist and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta as he goes on an immersive journey around the world in search of the secrets to living better. His travels bring him to Japan, India, Bolivia, Norway, Italy and Turkey to explore the unusual traditions and modern practices that constitute a healthy and meaningful life.  A practicing neurosurgeon, Dr. Gupta plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally and contributes to CNN.com. 

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Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi, four-time Olympian and winner of the New York and Boston marathons shares lessons learned from each of the 26 marathons he’s run in his storied career. When Meb Keflezighi ran his final marathon in New York City on November 5, 2017, it marked the end of an extraordinary distance-running career. As the first person in history to win both the Boston and New York City marathons as well as an Olympic marathon medal, Meb’s legacy is forever cemented.  26 Marathons offers the wisdom Meb has gleaned about life, family, identity, and faith in addition to tips about running, training, and nutrition. Continue reading…

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Gretchen Rubin with Annabelle Gurwitch

Gretchen Rubin writes on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of the New York Times bestsellers “The Four Tendencies,” “Better Than Before,” and “The Happiness Project.” A member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, Rubin’s books have sold more than three million copies worldwide, in more than 35 languages, and on her  daily blog, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. She also has a podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Her new book is, “Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness.” 

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Isaac Mizrahi with Jenni Konner

Isaac Mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk-show host, a TV celebrity. Yet ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the private Isaac Mizrahi has remained under wraps. Until now. In I.M., Isaac Mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far. Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac had unique talents that ultimately drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that read like a who’s who of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey, Continue reading…

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