Dick Cavett to Discuss New Book at Socrates in the City
On Wednesday, December 3rd at 7 PM, Socrates in the City will present a very special onstage interview with legendary television personality and New York Times columnist Dick Cavett at W83, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, will focus on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks.
In his newest book, three-time Emmy winner Dick Cavett introduces us to the fascinating characters who have crossed his path, enhancing our appreciation of their talent, personalities and their place in the pantheon. His countless celebrity interviews, primarily on ABC's "Dick Cavett Show," have included such luminaries as Woody Allen, Elton John, Michael Caine, Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Sutherland, Mick Jagger, Joan Rivers, David Bowie, John Lennon, Hugh Hefner, Barbara Walters, Shirley MacLaine, Marlon Brando, John Wayne, Orson Welles, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Judy Garland, Dr. Seuss, Laurence Olivier, Mel Brooks, Robert Altman, Richard Burton, Liza Minnelli, Johnny Carson, Charlton Heston, Kirk Douglas, Jimi Hendrix, Angela Lansbury, Ingmar Bergman, Bill Cosby, Federico Fellini, Nora Ephron, Muhammad Ali, Katharine Hepburn, Dick Clark, Sidney Lumet, Bette Davis, Jerry Lewis, Carol Burnett, Bob Hope, Janis Joplin, Debbie Reynolds, Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, and Groucho Marx. Cavett certainly has stories and Eric Metaxas will uncover the ones you haven't heard yet!
Eric Metaxas is a #1 New York Times bestselling author known for mobilizing people to ask bigger questions and live more meaningful lives. His books have been translated into over 20 languages and his memorable keynote speech at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast has been viewed over half a million times. Metaxas is the author of several internationally acclaimed books including The New York Times bestsellers Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen and How They Can Change Your Life and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. He was a writer for VeggieTales and has written more than 30 popular children's books as well as published humor in The Yale Record, The Atlantic and The New York Times. He is the founder and host of Socrates in the City, a Manhattan event series of entertaining and thought provoking discussions featuring notable thinkers and writers. ABC News has called Metaxas "a photogenic, witty ambassador for faith" and he speaks to tens of thousands around the U.S. and internationally each year.
Socrates in the City is a Manhattan event series that encourages conversation about "Life, God and other small topics" by featuring notable thinkers and writers such as Francis Collins, Sir John Polkinghorne, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, N.T. Wright, and Malcolm Gladwell. Topics have included "Making Sense Out of Suffering," and "Can a Scientist Pray?" No question is too big-in fact, the bigger the better. These events are both thought-provoking and entertaining, because nowhere is it written that finding answers to life's biggest questions shouldn't be exciting and even, perhaps, fun.