January 2012 Events Announced For Barnes & Noble Upper Westside

Barnes and Noble has announced their upcoming events and appearances for the Upper West Side location. 

Calendar of Events (January 2012)
Tuesday, Jan 3
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: WinifrEd Gallagher -- New: Understanding Our Need for Novelty and Change
Category: Adult
Description:
Behavioral science writer WinifrEd Gallagher, author of Rapt and House Keeping, talks about her latest book, entitled New, which explores how to use our passion for new experiences more skillfully to improve our lives.

Wednesday, Jan 4
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: Thomas Frank: Pity the Billionaire
Category: Adult
Description:
Thomas Frank, author of the bestseller What's the Matter with Kansas?, talks about his new book, Pity the Billionaire, an expose of how the right turned the biggest economic crisis since 1929 into a win-win for themselves.

Thursday, Jan 5
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: Charles Silverman with Perry Bass -- For the Ferryman
Category: Adult
Description:
Charles Silverman, writer (The Joy of Gay Sex), therapist and pioneer who helped convince the American Psychological Association being gay is not an illness, talks about his memoir For the Ferryman with Perry Bass, an activist and prolific gay writer.

Monday, Jan 9
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: Allan Lokos -- Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living
Category: Adult
Description:
Allan Lokos, founder and guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center, discusses Patience, his new book that draws on his Buddhist practices to explore the process to achieving a life that keeps anger and bitterness at bay.

Tuesday, Jan 10
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: James C. Hormel: Fit to Serve
Category: Adult
Description:
James Hormel discusses his new book, Fit to Serve, and his private and public struggles to become the first openly gay United States ambassador.

Wednesday, Jan 11
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: Jodi Kantor: The Obamas
Category: Adult
Description:
New York Times correspondent Jodi Cantor, who has covered Barack and Michelle Obama since early 2007, explores the President and First Lady in detail, focusing on their partnership and responses to the enormous changes in their lives.

Thursday, Jan 12
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: Nancy Bilyeau: The Crown
Category: Adult
Description:
Magazine editor and writer Nancy Bilyeau reads from and signs copies of her debut novel, The Crown, a fast-paced Tudor thriller set against the background of Britain's bloodiest period of history.

Tuesday, Jan 17
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: William Bratton with Zachary Tumin: Collaborate or Perish!
Category: Adult
Description:
William Bratton, who served as police chief for the LAPD and was NYC Police Commissioner, talks about his new book, Collaborate or Perish!: Reaching Across Boundaries in a Networked World, with co-author Zachary Tumin of the Harvard Kennedy School.

Wednesday, Jan 18
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: Shalom Auslander -- Hope: A Tragedy
Category: Adult
Description:
Short story writer and memoirist (Foreskin's Lament) Shalom Auslander joins us for his debut novel, Hope: A Tragedy, a comic, twisted and haunting story that takes place in a rural American town where nothing happens as expected.

Thursday, Jan 19
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: Cullen Murphy: God's Jury
Category: Adult
Description:
Cullen Murphy, who has worked at The Atlantic and The Wilson Quarterly and is currently Vanity Fair's editor at large, talks about his new book, God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World.

Monday, Jan 23
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: Deborah Scroggins: Wanted Women
Category: Adult
Description:
Journalist Deborah Scroggins, author of Emma's War, talks about her new book that explores conflict in the Islamic world, entitled Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui.

Tuesday, Jan 24
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: Hilma Wolitzer: An Available Man
Category: Adult
Description:
Hilma Wolitzer, author of The Doctor's Daughter and Ending, reads from An Available Man, her latest novel, which is both comic and mournful, about the loss of a partner.

Wednesday, Jan 25
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: Walter Mosley: All I Did Was Shoot My Man
Category: Adult
Description:
Bestselling author Walter Mosley reads from his latest novel, All I Did Was Shoot My Man, a story about greed, murder and one man's attempt to connect with his family.

Monday, Jan 30
Start: 7:00 pm
Title: Piper Laurie with Foster Hirsch -- Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir
Category: Adult
Description:
Film historian Foster Hirsch talks to Oscar-nominated actress Piper Laurie, star of Carrie and The Hustler, about her new memoir, Learning to Live Out Loud. Ms. Laurie will only be signing her book at this event. No DVDs or memorabilia, please.


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