Past Events

August 8

Ron Shelton & Kevin Costner

From the award-winning screenwriter and director of cult classic Bull Durham, the extremely entertaining behind-the-scenes story of the making of the film, and an insightful primer on the art and business of moviemaking.
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The only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the church of baseball.”—Annie in Bull Durham

July 24

Mark Leibovich with Jon Favreau

From the author of the New York Times bestseller This Town, the eyewitness account of how the GOP collaborated with Donald Trump to transform Washington’s “swamp” into a gold-plated hot tub—and a onetime party of rugged individualists into a sycophantic personality cult.
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July 18

Mary Pipher with Lisa Napoli

From the bestselling author of Women Rowing North and Reviving Opheliaa memoir in essays reflecting on radiance, resilience, and the constantly changing nature of reality.

June 28

Tom Segura with Greg Fitzsimmons

The stand-up comedian and co-host of chart-topping podcasts 2 Bears 1 Cave and Your Mom’s House, hilarious real-life stories of parenting, celebrity encounters, youthful mistakes, misanthropy, and so much more.

June 15

Rabbi Steve Leder with Amanda Kloots

Rabbi Steve Leder, the bestselling author of The Beauty of What Remains, presents a guide to writing a meaningful letter about your life. He is the senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and is the author of five books: “The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things,” “More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life Without Losing Your Soul,” and the bestseller “More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us.”

June 9

David Koepp with Lawrence Kasdan

David Koepp has written more than two dozen feature films in a wide variety of genres, including the first two Jurassic Park films, Death Becomes Her, Carlito’s Way, The Paper, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, Panic Room, War of the Worlds, Angels and Demons, and Inferno.

May 9

Eliza Reid with Lisa Napoli

Eliza Reid, the First Lady of Iceland, examines her adopted homeland’s attitude toward women―the deep-seated cultural sense of fairness, the influence of current and historical role models, and, crucially, the areas where Iceland still has room for improvement. Reid’s own experience as an immigrant from small-town Canada who never expected to become a first lady is expertly interwoven with interviews with dozens of sprakkar (“extraordinary women”) to form the backbone of an illuminating discussion of what it means to move through the world as a woman, and how the rules of society play more of a role in who we view as “equal” than we may understand. Secrets of the Sprakkar is a powerful and atmospheric portrait of a tiny country that could lead the way forward for us all.

May 3

Gary Janetti with Leslie Grossman

Family Guy writer, and HBO star Gary Janetti’s Start Without Me, is a collection of hilarious, laugh out loud, true life stories about the small moments that add up to a big life.

April 27

Liz Fosslien & Mollie West Duffy with Lori Gottlieb

Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy are the duo behind the bestselling book No Hard Feelings:The Secret Power of Embracing Emotion at Work, and the wildly popular @LizandMollie Instagram account. Their new book is an insightful and approachable illustrated guide to handling our most difficult emotions.  are the co-authors (and Liz is the illustrator) of the bestseller No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotion at Work. Their new book is Big Feelings: How To Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay. 

April 25

Wil Wheaton with John Ross Bowie

Celebrated actor, personality, and all-around nerd, Wil Wheaton updates his memoir of collected blog posts with all new material and annotations as he reexamines one of the most interesting lives in Hollywood and fandom–and now for the first time in audio, narrated by Wil himself!

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