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Event Date: Friday, July 20, 2018, 7:00 pm

Steve Almond In Conversation With Robin Young

Robin Young, co-host of Here & Now, will join author and Dear Sugars co-host Steve Almond for a discussion of his latest book, “Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country.”

This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location

Brookline Booksmith

274 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA

About “Bad Stories”

Like a lot of Americans, Steve Almond spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. The problem wasn’t just the election, but the fact that nobody could explain, in any sort of coherent way, why America had elected a cruel, corrupt, and incompetent man to the Presidency. “Bad Stories” is Almond’s effort to make sense of our historical moment, to connect certain dots that go unconnected amid the deluge of hot takes and think pieces. Almond looks to literary voices—from Melville to Orwell, from Bradbury to Baldwin—to help explain the roots of our moral erosion as a people.

 

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