Past Events

January 14

Seth Godin with Irwin Miller

Seth Godin is the author of 18 international bestsellers that have changed the way people think about work and have been translated into 38 languages – among them Unleashing the Ideavirus, Permission Marketing, Purple Cow, Tribes, The Dip, Linchpin, Poke the Box, and All Marketers Are Liars. Godin emphasizes the idea that while creative work doesn’t come with a guarantee, engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way to ensure succession. THE PRACTICE serves as an essential guidebook for all those who consider themselves artists, teachers and leaders. It’s a modern classic on how to make a difference.

January 13

Gabriel Byrne with Colm Tóibín

Gabriel Byrne talks with  Colm Tóibín about his memoir, “Walking with Ghosts.” Byrne is best known for his work in The Usual Suspects, Miller’s Crossing, and Into the West. He’s also done extensive work as a television actor and as a director and producer. Moving between sensual recollection of childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and reflections on stardom in Hollywood and Broadway, Byrne also courageously recounts his battle with addiction and the ambivalence of fame.

 

January 10

Patricia Cornwell with Jamie Lee Curtis

Captain Calli Chase races against time to thwart a plot that leaves the fate of humanity hanging in the balance in this new thriller from international bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. In the aftermath of a NASA rocket launch gone terribly wrong, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister—as well as the startling truth of who they really are. Now, a top secret program put in motion years ago has spun out of control, and only Calli can redirect its course.

November 23

Yuval Noah Harari with Judd Apatow

YUVAL NOAH HARARI is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindHomo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. His books have sold 27 Million copies in 60 languages, and he is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today. The Guardian has credited Sapiens with revolutionizing the non-fiction market and popularizing “brainy books”. Harari joined forces with renowned comics artists David Vandermeulen and Daniel Casanave, to create Sapiens: A Graphic History: a radical adaptation of the original Sapiens into a graphic novel series that is bursting with wit, humour and color. 

November 9

David Byrne & Maira Kalman

Former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia visionary David Byrne and revered bestselling author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman present American Utopia — an inspiring celebration in words and art of the connections between us all. American Utopia is a joyful collaboration between old friends offering readers an antidote to cynicism, bursting with pathos, humanism, and hope–featuring his words and lyrics brought to life with more than 150 of her colorful paintings. The text is drawn from David Byrne’s American Utopia, which has become a hit Broadway show and is soon to be a documentary from Spike Lee. The four-color artwork, by Maira Kalman, which she created for the Broadway show’s curtain, is composed of small moments, expressions, gestures, and interactions that together offer a portrait of daily life and coexistence.

November 7

Janet Evanovich with Lisa Scottoline

Over the last twenty-five years, Janet Evanovich has written a staggering twenty-three New York Times bestsellers in the Stephanie Plum series. In addition to the Plum novels, Janet has coauthored the New York Times bestselling Fox and O’Hare series, the Knight and Moon series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and the graphic novel, Troublemaker.

November 1

Cooking Demo & Conversation with 

Christopher Kimball

A cooking demonstration and conversation with Christopher Kimball featuring recipes from his new cookbook, “Cookish.” Throw together fast, flavorful meals in no time with just a handful of ingredients with 200 highly cookable, delicious, and incredibly simple recipes from the James Beard Award-winning team at Milk Street. Kimball and his team of cooks and editors harness the most powerful cooking principles from around the world to create 200 of the simplest, most delicious recipes ever created. These recipes, most with six or fewer ingredients, make it easy to be a great cook — the kind who can walk into a kitchen and throw together dinner in no time.

October 27

Ryan Holiday with Rich Roll

Ryan Holiday talks to Rich Roll on his new book, “Lives of the Stoics,” an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. Stoicism has found a new audience among those who seek greatness, from athletes to politicians and everyone in between. It’s no wonder; the philosophy and its embrace of self-mastery, virtue, and indifference to that which we cannot control is as urgent today as it was in the chaos of the Roman Empire. Lives of the Stoics presents the fascinating lives of the men and women who strove to live by the timeless Stoic virtues of Courage, Justice, Temperance, and Wisdom. Organized in digestible, mini-biographies of all the well-known–and not so well-known–Stoics, dusting off powerful lessons to be learned from their struggles and successes. 

October 25

Bill Nye & Gregory Mone

Science educator, TV host, and New York Times–bestselling author Bill Nye is on a mission to help kids understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Featuring a range of subjects—physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy, global warming, and more—this profusely illustrated book covers the basic principles of each science, key discoveries, recent revolutionary advances, and the problems that science still needs to solve for our Earth.

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.

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