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New Yorker Editor and Cartoonist Bob Mankoff on his Memoir, How About Never—Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons

March 27, 2014
Bob Mankoff

New Yorker Editor and Cartoonist Bob Mankoff discussed his Memoir, How About Never—Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons, on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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Author Ann Bausum On Her Books About a Famous WWI War Dog With Special Guests, the CT National Guard Military Working Dog Team

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Ann BausumSergeant StubbyAward-winning author Ann Bausum talks about her book Sergeant Stubby: How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation, as well as her children's book, Stubby the War DogStubby the War DogIn 1917, a stray dog befriended Private J. Robert "Bob" Conroy at the Connecticut National Guard camp at Yale University, and the two became inseparable, eventually crossing an ocean and going to war together. Stubby became a valued soldier on the front lines and in the trenches, a decorated war hero and an inspiration to a country long after the troops returned home.

The Connecticut National Guard with a Military Working Dog (MWD) team will join the program. The team will demonstrate some of the capabilities of the 928th Military Working Dog Detachment, based in Newton, CT.

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Authors, Dogs

The Malloy Lecture in the Arts Presents Music Legend Clive Davis

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Clive DavisMusic legend Clive Davis, who is both a record producer and music industry executive, has won six Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. Join us as he and his co-author Anthony DeCurtis, discuss his new the soundtrack of my lifebook The Soundtrack of My Life. His extraordinary career in the music business spans five decades and is a remarkable personal story of triumphs, disappointments and encounters with some of the greatest musical artists hollywood walk of fameof our time, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, the Grateful Dead, Patti Smith, Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, and Alicia Keys. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Register online.


The Malloy Lecture in the Arts is made possible by a generous contribution from Westporter Susan Malloy.

Note location: Bedford Middle School.

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Author photo credit: Clive Davis

Hollywood Walk of Fame credit: Clive Davis personal collection

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Malloy Lecture in the Arts, Authors

Author Jennifer Senior on Her Book, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

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All JoyThousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. Hear award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior talk about All Joy and No Fun where she addresses the question of what are the effects of children are on their parents. Senior isolates and analyzes the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear. Reception at 7 pm; speaker at 7:30 pm. Register online (covers both reception and talk). Co-sponsored with Price Financial Group.

Fantastic TED talk by Jennifer Senior on this topic.

Recruiting from a wide variety of sources—in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology—she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations—and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards.

 “Trenchant and engrossing… the book is argued with bracing honesty and flashes of authentic wisdom…. “All Joy and No Fun” inspired me to think differently about my own experience as a parent.”
-Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review

Jennifer SeniorJennifer Senior is a contributing editor at New York Magazine, where she writes profiles and cover stories about politics and social science. She has been a frequent guest on NPR and numerous television programs, including Charlie Rose, The Chris Matthews Show, Hardball, Morning Joe, Washington Journal with Brian Lamb, CNN/American Morning, and NBC/Today. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review

Author photo credit: Laura Rose.

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Parents & Caregivers

Author Edmund Levin on His Book, A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel

March 3, 2014
Edmund Levin

Edmund Levin spoke about A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel, a riveting account of one of the most notorious blood libels of the twentieth century: a Jewish factory worker is falsely accused of ritually murdering a Christian boy in Russia in 1913, and his trial becomes an international cause célèbre, on Monday, March 3, 2014.

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Author Gabriel Sherman on His Biography of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes

March 4, 2014
Gabriel Sherman

Former Westporter and New York magazine reporter
Gabriel Sherman spoke about The Loudest Voice In The Room: How The Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News — And Divided A Country, a journey inside the secretive world of Fox News and the life of its combative, visionary founder, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

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Author Jerome Charyn on His New Novel About Lincoln and the Civil War

February 19, 2014
Jerome Charyn

Author Jerome Charyn discussed his tragicomic novel, narrated in Lincoln’s own voice, I Am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

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What's So Funny?

February 23, 2014
Mary-Lou Weisman

Mary-Lou Weisman, author of the bestseller,
My Middle-Aged Baby Book: A Place to Write Down All the Things You'll Soon Forget, conducted a light hearted exploration of the nature of humor, on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

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Author Suzanne Krauss on Her Memoir To Vegas and Back

January 17, 2014
Suzanne Krauss

Westporter Suzanne Krauss discussed her debut book and memoir, To Vegas and Back. It is the story of her mother who was a Las Vegas showgirl in the 70s, on Friday, January 17, 2014.

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Women's Entrepreneur Group: Author and Executive Coach Karen Elizaga

January 14, 2014
Karen Elizaga

Karen Elizaga spoke about her new book, Find Your Sweet Spot: A Guide to Personal and Professional Excellence, a guide that helps readers discover their dreams and true potential via an action plan based on the coaching strategies of an executive coach, on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

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