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November 2017

Author and Vanity Fair editor CULLEN MURPHY talks memoir with ALEX BEAM

November 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard Book Store welcomes author, Vanity Fair editor, and former The Atlantic editor CULLEN MURPHY for a discussion of his latest book, Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe. He will be joined in conversation by author and Boston Globe columnist ALEX BEAM. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities. This event is free and open to the public. About Cartoon County For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many…

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ANNE FADIMAN presents The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir

November 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning writer ANNE FADIMAN—author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down—for a discussion of her latest book, The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir. This event is free and open to the public. About The Wine Lover's Daughter In The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines―with all her characteristic wit and feeling―her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine. An appreciation of wine―along…

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December 2017

Award-Winning Poet/Critic KEVIN YOUNG on the History of “Bunk”

December 7, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning poet and critic KEVIN YOUNG for a discussion of his latest book, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities. This event is free and open to the public! About Bunk Bunk traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype…

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.