November 19, 2017

Event: Book and Author Luncheon – October 30th

Mark it on your calendars! Join us on October 30th at the Yale Club for our Annual Book and Author Luncheon! This year we will be welcoming three authors to talk to us about three of their books, in which they examine different facets and the resiliency of human nature.

A.O. Scott, a New York Times film critic and writer for the New York Times Magazine and Book Review, explores the necessity and instinct to criticize in his book Better Living Through Criticism. In this book Scott reveals the nature of and motivations behind criticism as well as the role it plays in creativity. Through humor and cutting insight Scott takes us on a ride through the human psyche.

Lesley Stahl, award-winning TV journalist and co-editor of 60 Minutes, explores the trials and joys of grandmotherhood in Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting. Her book explores an incredibly personal journey that is sure to strike close to home for many of us. Through personal experience and interviews Stahl pinpoints the aspects of grandparents that are so transformative.

Min Jin Lee, prize-winning novelist and lawyer, takes us on a multi-generational ride in her novel Pachinko. In this book, through the story starting in Korea in the early 1900s, Lee paints a picture of human struggle, triumph, faith and identity as one family is swept along through the river of history. Through this saga, we see the grit and resiliency of mankind as we hold onto those important to us.

Help us welcome these authors in appreciation of their works while supporting Brandeis University. All proceeds from this event will go towards BNC. Invitations will be sent out soon and more details can be found in the Bulletin.

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