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Joshua Wolf Shenk

In Conversation with Hanna Rosin

In Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, Shenk breaks the myth of the lone genius apart and draws on new scientific research to show how the pair is the embodiment of ingenuity.

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Sep 8, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

In Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, the senator from New York recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them.

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Sep 10, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Jeffrey Kluger

In The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed-in Your World, Kluger, the chief science writer at Time magazine, frames the new research on narcissism and explains the complex, and oftentimes exasperating personality disorder.

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Sep 11, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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David Mitchell

In The Bone Clocks, the best-selling author tells the spellbinding story of a teenage runaway who wanders deep into the English countryside, where visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

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Sep 17, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Joyce Carol Oates

In Conversation with Louis Bayard

Lovely, Dark, Deep is a collection of ten stories that map the eerie darkness within us all, making visceral the terror, hurt, and uncertainty that lurk at the edges of ordinary lives. Bayard, a former student of Oates, also shares what he learned from the legendary literary master.

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Date:
Sep 18, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Christian Rudder, OkCupid Co-founder

In Conversation with Megan Garber

In Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking), the Harvard-trained mathematician, rock musician, and OkCupid cofounder helps us understand human nature.

Date:
Sep 22, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Peter Thiel

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future draws on everything the co-founder of PayPal and investor in hundreds of start-ups has learned about how to build companies that create new things.

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Sep 23, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Nicholas Kristof

From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky comes A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity—a unique narrative about making a difference in the world and a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen.

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Date:
Sep 29, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Rebecca Frankel

War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love gets to the heart of the connections war dogs form with their human comrades, and how this symbiotic relationship has forever changed the way soldiers experience war.

Date:
Oct 23, 2014 • 7:00 pm
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Mario Batali

In Conversation with Jim Webster

In America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers, the bestselling author and James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur pays homage to the American farmer – from Maine to California – in stories, photos, and more than a hundred recipes.

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Date:
Oct 26, 2014 • 6:00 pm
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