Emily Ratajkowski with Elaine Welteroth

Join us for an in-person*
Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 8:00pm 
*Limited capacity event
 
The virtual version of this event airs in Nov 14. Details below.

Emily Ratajkowski
in conversation with Elaine Welteroth
 
discussing her collection of essays, 
My Body

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Aratani Theatre
244 San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
 
*** PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIMITED CAPACITY EVENT AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE.
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TICKETS
— $50 includes General Admission ticket to the event
and a signed copy of the book.

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*** The virtual version of this event airs on Nov. 14 at 6p PDT/9p EDT.
*** $38 Tickets include a signed copy of the book, shipping included.
We ship to US addresses only.

*** You will be able to watch the virtual event for 72 hrs after the event.
Purchase tickets to the virtual event here.

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Emily Ratajkowski is a model, actress, activist, entrepreneur, and writer. Ratajkowski has also appeared on the covers of multiple magazines and walked the runway for numerous high fashion brands. Her 2020 essay for New York magazine, “Buying Myself Back,” led to widespread public discourse on image ownership and garnered over one million views within twenty-four hours, and was the magazine’s most-read piece of the year. My Body is her first book.

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Since 2017, Ratajkowski has successfully translated her more than 26 million followers on Instagram into a successful direct-to-consumer business via her apparel line, Inamorata. As a model, she has appeared on the covers of major fashion/lifestyle magazines and is currently the face of L’Oréal’s hair care line Kerastase. As an actress, she has appeared in multiple films, including David Fincher’s Gone Girl and alongside Amy Schumer in I Feel Pretty. Ratajkowski is also outspoken politically, continually using her platform to advocate for her political beliefs, having campaigned for Bernie Sanders in both 2016 and 2020.

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In April 2021, she announced that she was NFT’ing a conceptual art piece via a Christie’s auction, raising questions about the nature of authorship, specifically when it comes to the digital realm, while figuratively returning an appropriated Instagram post to its digitally native terrain. Building upon her New York magazine essay, the auction amplified the dialogue surrounding women controlling their image and the ability to receive rightful compensation for its usage and distribution.

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Elaine Welteroth
 is an award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, producer, and judge on Bravo’s Project Runway. She is known for her work at the helm of Teen Vogue, where in 2016 she was appointed the youngest ever Editor-in-Chief at a Conde Nast publication and used her position to prioritize diversity and social justice coverage. Prior to stepping into the role, she served as the first Black Beauty Director in Condé Nast’s 100-plus-year history. She’s now a leading expert and advocate for the next generation of changemakers. She was recently named Editor-at-Large of Complex and Verizon’s new digital magazine In The Know where she oversees all covers and leads culture-shifting conversations speaking directly to the intersectional interests of Gen-Z. 

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“In prose that is by turns honey smooth and vicious, uproarious and wounded, Emily Ratajkowski has captured the complicated terrain of having a body people want to sell while having her own agenda she refuses to give up. She knows the pain that lives in every woman and she isn’t afraid to link arms and say she’s been there, and that it hurts. This is the book for all women trying to place their bodies on the map of consumption versus control, and all who want to better understand their impulses. It left me much changed.”
Lena Dunham, author of Not That Kind of Girl

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My Body
 is a profoundly personal exploration of feminism, sexuality, and power, of men’s treatment of women and women’s rationalizations for accepting that treatment. These essays chronicle moments from Ratajkowski’s life while investigating the culture’s fetishization of girls and female beauty, its obsession with and contempt for women’s sexuality, the perverse dynamics of the fashion and film industries, and the grey area between consent and abuse.
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Nuanced, unflinching, and incisive, My Body marks the debut of a fierce writer brimming with courage and intelligence.
 

Tana French with Jamie Lee Curtis

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Monday, November 8, 2021
6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST 
 
 
Tana French  
in conversation with Jamie Lee Curtis
 
discussing the writing life and her novel,
“The Searcher
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This event premieres on November 8, 2021 at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT

PURCHASE TICKETS
$28 ticket includes a book with signed book plate (shipping included).
(* we only ship to US addresses).
— $10 ticket to watch event.
— Event video available for 72 hrs on Video on Demand (included with ticket)
— ASL interpreter available upon request.

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“Tana French is… like a poet. She writes beautifully…If you haven’t read her yet, I really highly recommend that you do.” —Harlan Coben
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Tana French is the author of seven previous books, including In the Woods, The Likeness, and The Witch Elm. Her novels have sold over three million copies and won numerous awards, including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry Awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family.

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“This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet…its own kind of masterpiece.” –Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

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Her first novel to feature an American protagonist, THE SEARCHER is a Western-inspired mystery rich with Tana French’s powerhouse characterizations and atmospherics. It’s why The New York Times proclaimed, “she is in a class by herself.”

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Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.
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“One of the greatest crime novelists writing today” (Vox) weaves a masterful, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking what we sacrifice in our search for truth and justice, and what we risk if we don’t.

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Jamie Lee Curtis
has demonstrated her versatility as a film actress, starring in acclaimed films such as the blockbuster True Lies, for which she won a Golden Globe Award; Trading Places, for which she earned a BAFTA (British Film Academy Award) for Best Supporting Actress; A Fish Called Wanda, for which she received duel Best Actress nominations from BAFTA and the Golden Globes; and the Disney feature film Freaky Friday, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. It was her portrayal of Laurie Strode in Halloween, which was her film debut and brought her to the attention of audiences worldwide. 40 years later, in 2018, Curtis reprieved that signature role in David Gordon Green’s record-breaking horror feature, Halloween, produced by horror guru Jason Blum. Halloween’s opening weekend was the biggest debut ever, for any movie in any genre, to feature a female lead character over 55 years of age. The second film in the trilogy Halloween Kills will be released in October.    In 2015, Curtis returned to her horror roots, starring in two seasons of the Ryan Murphy-created TV series Scream Queens, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. In 2019 Curtis appeared in the smash hit Knives Out.

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Most recently, Curtis completed filming Borderlands alongside Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart.  This highly anticipated feature is  based on the best-selling video game. Curtis is also a  New York Times best-selling children’s book author having written 13 books.   In addition, Curtis launched 3  major projects in 2020: the website myhandinyours.com, which offers items of comfort and celebration with 100% of the sales proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Audible podcast Letters From Camp, which Curtis both co created, produces and appears in and returned for a second season June 24 and the iHeart Radio podcast Good Friend which Jamie hosts and features unscripted and relatable conversations about the good, bad and ugly of friendships.  This podcast debuted on July 15. 

Kal Penn

Join us for an in-person*
Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Thursday, November 4, 2021, 8:00pm 
*Limited capacity event
 
The virtual version of this event airs in Nov 9. Details below.

An Evening with
Kal Penn
 
discussing his memoir, 
You Can’t Be Serious

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Aratani Theatre
244 San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
 
*** PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIMITED CAPACITY EVENT AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE.
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TICKETS
— $50 includes General Admission ticket to the event
and a signed copy of the book.
— $20 includes General Admission ticket to the event.

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*** The virtual version of this event airs on Nov. 9 at 6p PDT/9p EDT.
*** $38 Tickets include a copy of the book with a signed bookplate.

*** You will be able to watch the virtual event for 72 hrs after the event.
Purchase tickets to the virtual event here.

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Kal Penn recounts why he rejected the advice of his aunties and guidance counselors and, instead of becoming a doctor or “something practical,” embarked on a surprising journey that has included acting, writing, working as a farmhand, teaching Ivy League University courses, and smoking fake weed with a fake President of the United States, before serving the country and advising a real one.
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Kal Penn has played leading roles in some of the world’s most-watched television shows, including How I Met Your Mother24Designated SurvivorHouse, and more. He currently stars in the CBS series Clarice, a sequel to Silence of the Lambs, and the Disney Junior animated series Mira, Royal Detective. He was also the cocreator and star of the NBC/Universal comedy Sunnyside, and host, cocreator, and executive producer of a six-episode series in October 2020 for Disney’s Freeform Channel called Kal Penn Approves This Message, aimed at entertaining and informing young voters. On the big screen, Kal has starred in movies that have collectively grossed more than a billion dollars, including the Harold and Kumar franchise, National Lampoon’s Van WilderSuperman ReturnsThe Namesake, and many other critically acclaimed blockbuster titles. He has also served as an Adjunct Lecturer in Sociology and Film Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and in Sociology and Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Kal has worked at the very highest levels of politics, as an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he was President Obama’s Liaison to Young Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the Arts communities in America. He was born and raised in New Jersey.
 
“It’s crazy to me that a groundbreaking actor like Kal Penn is also so funny, humble, and down-to-earth. His life is fascinating and his book is wonderful.”
– MINDY KALING, New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), and Nothing Like I Imagined (Except for Sometimes)

“Kal Penn’s journey is insightful, funny, and instructive for anyone who’s ever grappled with how they fit into the American dream.”
– RONAN FARROWNew York Times bestselling author of Catch and Kill and War on Peace
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You Can’t Be Serious is a series of funny, consequential, awkward, and ridiculous stories from Kal’s idiosyncratic life. It’s about being the grandson of Gandhian freedom fighters, and the son of immigrant parents: people who came to this country with very little and went very far—and whose vision of the American dream probably never included their son sliding off an oiled-up naked woman in a raunchy Ryan Reynolds movie…or getting a phone call from Air Force One as Kal flew with the country’s first Black president.
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With intelligence, humor, and charm on every page, Kal reflects on the most exasperating and rewarding moments from his journey so far. He pulls back the curtain on the nuances of opportunity and racism in the entertainment industry and recounts how he built allies, found encouragement, and dealt with early reminders that he might never fit in. And of course, he reveals how, after a decade and a half of fighting for and enjoying successes in Hollywood, he made the terrifying but rewarding decision to take a sabbatical from a fulfilling acting career for an opportunity to serve his country as a White House aide.

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Above all, You Can’t Be Serious shows that everyone can have more than one life story. Kal demonstrates by example that no matter who you are and where you come from, you have many more choices than those presented to you. It’s a story about struggle, triumph, and learning how to keep your head up. And okay, yes, it’s also about how he accidentally (and very stupidly) accepted an invitation to take the entire White House Office of Public Engagement to a strip club—because, let’s be honest, that’s the kind of stuff you really want to hear about.

Jamie Oliver

Join us for an in-person*
Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Monday, November 1, 2021, 8:00pm
*Limited capacity event
 
Virtual event airs on Nov 3 (Details below)

An Evening with
Jamie Oliver
 
discussing his cookbook, 
Together: Memorable Meals Made Easy

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Aratani Theatre
244 San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
 
*** PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIMITED CAPACITY EVENT AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VENUE.
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TICKETS
— $60 includes General Admission ticket to the in-person event
and a signed copy of the book.

** The virtual version of this event airs on Nov 3 at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT.
** $48 tickets to watch the virtual event can be purchased here.
Virtual event tickets also include a signed book.

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Jamie Oliver is a global phenomenon in food and campaigning. During a 20-year television and publishing career he has sold over 46 million books worldwide, and achieved an estimated global TV audience reach of 67 million across 182 territories. Jamie has inspired millions of people to enjoy cooking fresh, delicious food from scratch. He has published more than twenty best-selling cookery books, making him the top-selling non-fiction author in UK history. His 2019 title Ultimate Veg has sold over 1M copies worldwide and is now the UK and Australia’s best-selling vegetarian cookbook since records began.
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Through his organization, Jamie has set an ambitious goal to halve the level of UK childhood obesity by 2030, and improve everyone’s health and happiness through food. 
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His portfolio of successful restaurants now spans 21 countries around the world, and his growing range of food and kitchen products features everything from kitchenware and utensils to various food products including herbs & spices, pasta, sauces and much more.
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Together: Memorable Meals Made Easy
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Together feels more poignant in 2021 than ever before. What we’ve been through, collectively, is very unusual, and I think a lot of us have realized that perhaps we took some of life’s simple pleasures for granted. Being together is precious. To be in a loved one’s presence, to see their face light up, share memories and laugh out loud together, that’s what life is truly all about. And the joyful, amazing thing about food is that it can be anything you want it to be. It can nourish, sustain, help to heal, be fast or convenient, comforting, fun, surprising, or an adventure. But maybe, in its simplest form, it works as an excuse to bring the people you love together. This book is dedicated to just that.” — Jamie Oliver

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Welcome friends and family back around your table with Jamie Oliver’s brand-new cookbook, Together – a joyous celebration of incredible food to share.
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Being with our loved ones has never felt so important, and great food is the perfect excuse to get together. Each chapter features a meal, from seasonal feasts to curry nights, with a simple, achievable menu that can be mostly prepped ahead.
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Jamie’s aim – whether you’re following the full meal or choosing just one of the 130 individual recipes – is to minimize your time in the kitchen so you can maximize the time you spend with your guests.
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Jamie’s Together also helps to take the stress out of cooking by arming you with tips, tricks, and hacks to stay organized and get ahead of the game.
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Inspirational but practical, Together is about comfort, celebration, creating new memories, and, above all, sharing fantastic food.
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This is about memorable meals, made easy. Let’s dig in – together!

David Copperfield with Richard Wiseman

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Thursday, October 28, 2021
6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST 
 

David Copperfield
in conversation with Richard Wiseman 
 
discussing his book,
David Copperfield’s History of Magic
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This event premieres on October 28, 2021 at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT

PURCHASE TICKETS
$50 ticket includes a book with signed book plate (shipping included).
(* we only ship to US addresses).
— Also includes opportunity to watch the event on Video on Demand for 72 hrs after the event

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An illustrated, illuminating insight into the world of illusion from the world’s greatest and most successful magician, capturing its audacious and inventive practitioners, and showcasing the art form’s most famous artifacts housed at David Copperfield’s secret museum.
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David Copperfield has been hailed by critics as the greatest illusionist of our time. He was described by Forbes magazine as the most commercially successful magician in history. He has won twenty-one Emmy awards, was the first living illusionist to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was named a Living Legend by the United States Library of Congress..

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You might be familiar with Copperfield’s most famous illusions and honors, but what you might not know is that for more than thirty years, Copperfield has had a secret project – curating a museum in a hidden location on the outskirts of Las Vegas dedicated to preserving the history and art of magic, and open only to historians, filmmakers, and magic scholars. With this new book, DAVID COPPERFIELD’S HISTORY OF MAGIC, Copperfield pulls back the curtain and invites fans and readers into his secret museum for the first time
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In this personal journey through a unique and remarkable performing art, David Copperfield profiles twenty-eight of the world’s most groundbreaking magicians. From the 16th-century magistrate who wrote the first book on conjuring to the roaring twenties and the man who fooled Houdini, to the woman who levitated, vanished, and caught bullets in her teeth, David Copperfield’s History of Magic takes you on a wild journey through the remarkable feats of the greatest magicians in history.

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These magicians were all outsiders in their own way, many of them determined to use magic to escape the strictures of class and convention. But they all transformed popular culture, adapted to social change, discovered the inner workings of the human mind, embraced the latest technological and scientific discoveries, and took the art of magic to unprecedented heights.
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The incredible stories are complimented by over 100 never-before-seen photographs of artifacts from Copperfield’s exclusive Museum of Magic, including a 16th-century manual on sleight of hand, Houdini’s straightjackets, handcuffs, and water torture chamber, Dante’s famous sawing-in-half apparatus, Alexander’s high-tech turban that allowed him to read people’s minds, and even some coins that may have magically passed through the hands of Abraham Lincoln.
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By the end of the book, you’ll be sure to share Copperfield’s passion for the power of magic.

Richard Wiseman has been described by a Scientific American columnist as ‘…one of the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologists in the world today.’  His books (including The Luck Factor, 59 Seconds and Paranormality) have sold over 3 million copies and he regularly appears on the media. Richard also presents keynote talks to organizations across the world, including The Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon. He holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, is one of the most followed psychologists on Twitter, and the Independent On Sunday chose him as one of the top 100 people who make Britain a better place to live. Richard is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle, a Director of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has created psychology-based YouTube videos that have attracted over 500 million views. He has published over 100 academic papers and articles, and also acts as a creative consultant, including work with Derren Brown, The Twilight Zone and the hit television show, Brain Games.

Rep. Adam Schiff with Larry Wilmore

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST 
 
 
Rep. Adam Schiff  
in conversation with Larry Wilmore
 
discussing his book,
Midnight in Washington:
How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could”

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This event premieres on October 20, 2021 at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT

PURCHASE TICKETS
$39 ticket includes a signed book (shipping included).
(* we only ship to US addresses).
$10 ticket to watch event.
— ASL interpreter available upon request.

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From the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump, the vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, and a warning that the forces of autocracy unleashed by Trump remain as potent as ever.

Adam Schiff is the United States Representative for California’s 28th Congressional District. Schiff is Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and he served as the lead manager in the first impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump. Before he served in Congress, he worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles and as a California State Senator. Adam and his wife, Eve, have two children, Lexi and Eli.

Emmy Award winner Larry Wilmore hosted Wilmore on Peacock from NBC where he and his guests discussed issues during the 2020 election.  He has been a television producer, actor, comedian, and writer for more than 25 years. He can also  be heard as host of Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air on The Ringer Podcast Network. The show features Wilmore’s unique mix of humor and wit as he weighs in on the issues of the week and interviews guests in the worlds of politics, entertainment, culture, sports, and beyond. Wilmore is perhaps best known for his role as host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which debuted in January 2015 and ran for nearly two years. Off-screen, Wilmore serves as co-creator and consulting producer on HBO’s Insecure, a half-hour comedy series starring Issa Rae that details the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman. Wilmore also helped to launch ABC’s Black-ish as an executive producer.


“If there is still an American democracy fifty years from now, historians will be very grateful for this highly personal and deeply informed guide to one of its greatest crises. We should be grateful that we can read it now.”—Timothy Snyder, #1 New York Times bestselling author of On Tyranny

In the years leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Congressman Adam Schiff had already been sounding the alarm over the resurgence of autocracy around the world, and the threat this posed to the United States. But as he led the probe into Donald Trump’s Russia and Ukraine-related abuses of presidential power, Schiff came to the terrible conclusion that the principal threat to American democracy now came from within.
 
In Midnight in Washington, Schiff argues that the Trump presidency has so weakened our institutions and compromised the Republican Party that the peril will last for years, requiring unprecedented vigilance against the growing and dangerous appeal of authoritarianism. The congressman chronicles step by step just how our democracy was put at such risk, and traces his own path to meeting the crisis—from serious prosecutor, to congressman with an expertise in national security and a reputation for bipartisanship, to liberal lightning rod, scourge of the right, and archenemy of a president. Schiff takes us inside his team of impeachment managers and their desperate defense of the constitution amid the rise of a distinctly American brand of autocracy.
 
Deepening our understanding of prominent public moments, Schiff reveals the private struggles, the internal conflicts, and the triumphs of courage that came with defending the republic against a lawless president—but also the slow surrender of people that he had worked with and admired to the dangerous immorality of a president engaged in an historic betrayal of his office. Schiff’s fight for democracy is one of the great dramas of our time, told by the man who became the president’s principal antagonist. It is a story that began with Trump but does not end with him, taking us through the disastrous culmination of the presidency and Schiff’s account of January 6, 2021, and how the anti-democratic forces Trump unleashed continue to define his party, making the future of democracy in America more uncertain than ever.