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Malcolm Gladwell in conversation with Walter Isaacson

Malcolm Gladwell in conversation with Walter IsaacsonJoin us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Sunday, April 25, 2021, 3:00pm PT/ 6pm ET Malcolm Gladwellin conversation with Walter Isaacsondiscussing his book, “The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War“Tickets: $36ticket includes the audio bookTickets open to international orders. Your audio book will be e-delivered to your email on pub day, April 27)Malcolm Gladwell’s exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war.Malcolm Gladwell is the author of six New York Times bestsellers including Talking to Strangers, David and Goliath, Outliers, Blink, and The Tipping Point. He is the cofounder and president of Pushkin Industries, an audiobook and podcast production company which produces the podcasts Revisionist History; Broken Record, a music interview show; and Solvable, in which Gladwell interviews innovative thinkers with solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.  The Bomber Mafia began as episodes Revisionist History, and the production team behind that show also produced the audiobook edition. Gladwell appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles for Talking to Strangers (video) and David and Goliath, and previously also interviewed Michael Lewis (video) on our stage.Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and Read More ...

An Evening with Niall Ferguson

An Evening with Niall Ferguson discussing his new book,  "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe"Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST  An Evening with Niall Ferguson*discussing his new book,  "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe"*interviewer to be announcedTICKETS:-- $40 includes a a copy of the book with a signed bookplate* (* we only ship to US addresses)-- Complimentary to view"All disasters are in some sense man-made." Setting the annus horribilis of 2020 in historical perspective, Niall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters.Niall Ferguson is a historian and the author of sixteen books, including Civilization, The Great Degeneration, Kissinger, 1923–1968: The Idealist, and The Ascent of Money. He is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the managing director of Greenmantle LLC. He is also a regular Bloomberg Opinion columnist. His many prizes include the International Emmy for Best Documentary (2009), the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service (2010), and the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award (2016).“Niall Ferguson puts the Covid pandemic into the broadest of historical perspectives, and reminds us that this was not the first time that humans have had to Read More ...

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

An Evening with Neil Gaiman to celebrate the release of "THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG:Two Tales of American Gods" Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:00pm PT/ 9pm ET    An Evening with Neil Gaiman To celebrate the release of THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG: Two Tales of American Gods (Vinyl Edition + MP3) * interviewer to be announced* This event premieres on May 13 at 6pm PT/9pm ET Ticketing Options: – $220 includes a signed copy* of THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG: Two Tales of American Gods (limited edition and numbered vinyl+ MP3; includes shipping) – $245 for international orders *Note: While all boxsets are numbered, only boxsets bought with this launch event ticketing option will have signed bookplates – $45 includes digital audiobook of AMERICAN GODS (International orders welcome) – $30 includes new paperback edition of AMERICAN GODS (includes shipping to US addresses) ** PLEASE NOTE: BOOKS AND VINYL BOXSET SHIPS DAY AFTER OUR EVENT. AUDIO BOOK DELIVERED ON MAY 14 VIA EMAIL _______________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the world of AMERICAN GODS as you’ve never heard it before…  THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN and BLACK DOG: Two Tales of American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Read More ...

An Evening with Michael Lewis

An Evening with Michael Lewis discussing his book, "Premonition: A Pandemic Story"Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST  An Evening with Michael Lewisdiscussing his book,  "Premonition: A Pandemic Story" TICKETS:$39 US ORDERS includes the book with a signed bookplate$59 INTERNATIONAL ORDERS includes the book with a signed bookplateFrom Michael Lewis, a ‘Superhero Story’ About the PandemicThe author of “The Big Short” and “Moneyball” takes on a frightening subject in his new book “The Premonition”: how to prevent a viral outbreak even worse than Covid-19. (book announcement in the New York Times)Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of several New York Times bestselling books including The Fifth Risk, The Undoing Project, Flash Boys, The Big Short, Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side.  Movie adaptations of The Big Short, Moneyball and The Blind Side were all nominated for Academy Awards. He is host of the podcast Against the Rules. He is a columnist for Bloomberg View and a contributing writer to Audible. His articles have also appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Gourmet, Slate, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs, and Poetry Magazine. He grew up in New Orleans and but now lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their three children. For those who could read Read More ...

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