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Beth Blum presents THE SELF-HELP COMPULSION: SEARCHING FOR ADVICE IN MODERN LITERATURE in conversation with Louis Menand at Harvard Book Store

January 31, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes BETH BLUM—Assistant Professor of English at Harvard University—for a discussion of her new book, The Self-Help Compulsion: Searching for Advice in Modern Literature. She will be joined in conversation by fellow Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning author LOUIS MENAND. About The Self-Help Compulsion Samuel Beckett as a guru for business executives? James Joyce […]

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Scott Simon presents SUNNYSIDE PLAZA at Peabody School Auditorium

January 31, 2020 | 7:00 pm

Join Porter Square Books at Cambridge's Peabody School auditorium to hear Scott Simon, award-winning broadcast journalist and host of NPR's Weekend Edition, read from his new middle-grade novel, Sunnyside Plaza! A signing will follow the talk. Please note that this event is ticketed, and tickets include a copy of the book. The event will take place off-site at the […]

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Ezra Klein presents WHY WE’RE POLARIZED at Back Bay Events Center

January 31, 2020 | 7:30 pm
Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116 United States
$25 - $35

Pre-sale (book included) tickets now available General entrance tickets on sale December 5 at 9am Doors open at 6:30 pm $35.00 (book included) - On Sale Now $25.00 (admission only) - On Sale December 5, 2019 Harvard Book Store welcomes celebrated writer, podcaster, and producer EZRA KLEIN—Vox co-founder and editor-at-large—for a discussion of his highly anticipated book, […]

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