Past Events

October 21

Matthew McConaughey with John Grisham

From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. In conversation with John Grisham.

October 18

Gov. Andrew Cuomo with Larry Wilmore

Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the riveting story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward. Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York, serving since 2011. He is the author of All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life and Crossroads: The Future of American Politics.
 

October 11

Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver

Action-packed and full of laughs, LIGHTS, CAMERA, DANGER! (ALIEN SUPERSTAR #2) is the second book in the New York Times bestselling, highly- illustrated middle grade series from beloved writing team Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. Henry Winkler is an Emmy Award–winning actor, writer, director, and producer who has created some of the most iconic TV roles, including Arthur “the Fonz” Fonzarelli on Happy Days and Gene Cousineau on Barry. Lin Oliver is a children’s book writer and a writer and producer for both TV and film. 

October 8

Lenny Kravitz with Jimmy Fallon

Lenny Kravitz discusses his memoir, “Let Love Rule.” Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor. “My life is all about opposites,” he writes. “Black and white. Jewish and Christian. The Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin. I accepted my Gemini soul. I owned it. I adored it. Yins and yangs mingled in various parts of my heart and mind, giving me balance and fueling my curiosity and comfort.”

October 5

John Mackey, CEO Whole Foods Market

From Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, a follow-up to groundbreaking bestseller Conscious Capitalism—revealing what it takes to lead a purpose-driven, sustainable business. John Mackey started a movement when he founded Whole Foods, bringing natural, organic food to the masses and not only changing the market, but breaking the mold. Now, for the first time, Conscious Leadership closely explores the vision, virtues, and mindset that have informed Mackey’s own leadership journey, providing a roadmap for innovative, value-based leadership—in business and in society. 
 

September 30

An Evening with

Patti Smith

PATTI SMITH is the author of Just Kids, which won the National Book Award in 2010, and of M Train, as well as numerous collections of poetry and essays. Her seminal album Horses has been hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. “Year of the Monkey” is a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.
September 27

R.L. Stine with Kitty Felde

Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for a first-ever GPK illustrated middle-grade series. He has more than 400 million English-language books in print, plus international editions in thirty-two languages, making him one of the most popular children’s authors of all time. Besides Goosebumps, he has written series including Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, Dangerous Girls, and Just Beyond.

September 21

Claudia Rankine with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Claudia Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric and four previous books, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric.  Just Us is an invitation to discover what it takes to stay in the room together, even and especially in breaching the silence, guilt, and violence that follow direct addresses of whiteness. Rankine’s questions disrupt the false comfort of our culture’s liminal and private spaces―the airport, the theater, the dinner party, the voting booth―where neutrality and politeness live on the surface of differing commitments, beliefs, and prejudices as our public and private lives intersect. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2016. Rankine is the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.

September 14

Jane Fonda with Eva Longoria

JANE FONDA talks about her new book, “What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Action.” She is a 2-time Oscar winner and an Emmy-award winning American actress and political activist.  Her new book is a call to action urging us to wake up to the looming disaster of climate change and equipping us with the tools we need to join her in protest“This is the last possible moment in history when changing course can mean saving lives and species on an unimaginable scale. It’s too late for moderation.”

September 10

Sid Meier with Alison Haislip

 

Sid Meier, creator of Civilization, has been honored with virtually every award in the video game industry.  Over his four-decade career, Sid Meier has produced some of the world’s most popular video games, including Sid Meier’s Civilization, which has sold more than 51 million units worldwide and accumulated more than one billion hours of play. Sid Meier’s Memoir! is the story of an obsessive young computer enthusiast who helped launch a multibillion-dollar industry. He is a member of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame and founder of Firaxis Games.

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