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I Never Met A Story I Didn't Like | Todd Snider
 
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Todd Snider visits the Strand's rare book room to discuss his first book, 'I Never Met A Story I Didn't Like'. More info on book here: http://www.strandbooks.com/music-dance/i-never-met-a-story-i-didnt-like-mostly-true-tall-tales/ Todd Snider has won the affection of countless fans around the country with his soulful singing and great storytelling. Now with his book, I Never Met A Story I Didn't Like, he brings his signature style and humor to the page. Chronicling Todd's adventures (and misadventures), I Never Met A Story I Didn't Like will appeal to new and old fans alike, with stories of Todd's life on and off the road, including his personal ups and downs as well as his collaborations with such performers as Jimmy Buffet, Billy Bragg and Loretta Lynn.
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Fran Leibowitz Toasts the Strand
 
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On June 2, 2007, the Strand Book Store Celebrated Its 80th birthday with a huge party at the store, co-hosted by Publisher's Weekly. NYC Mayor Ed Koch was the master of ceremonies and New York authors and artists toasted the Strand's 80 years.
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James Franco at the Strand-Advice for actors
 
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James Franco visited the Strand to read from his first novel, Actors Anonymous, released October, 15th 2013. Franco also gave tips on how to succeed in acting, and the difficulty he faces in being taken seriously as a writer. Buy a copy of "Actors Anonymous" here: http://www.strandbooks.com/product/actors-anonymous "Part aphorism, part instruction manual, part reflection, part short story and, seemingly, part memoir, the narrative is a pastiche of forms and moods. Franco (or his alter ego) presents his ideas through anecdotes and semiplausible fictional incidents, with plenty of inside references to Hollywood actors." —Kirkus Reviews
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Duff McKagan "It's So Easy: And Other Lies"  with Rolling Stone's David Fricke
 
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In this raw, utterly candid memoir, Duff McKagan, the rock legend and founding member of Guns N' Roses and rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, shares his story of excess, angst, struggle and triumph. It's So Easy details Duff's rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, his phoenix-like transformation via a unique path to sobriety, and his success as a savvy business investor and loving husband and father. In a voice that is as honest as it is indelibly his own, Duff—one of rock's smartest and most articulate personalities—takes readers on his harrowing journey through the dark heart of one of the most notorious bands in rock-and-roll history and out the other side. David Fricke, Senior Editor at Rolling Stone, will moderate the discussion with Duff on the Strand Stage.
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Max Hastings "Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945"
 
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From one of our finest military historians, Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 is a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire war. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people, Hastings provides a singularly intimate portrait of the world at war. He simultaneously traces the major developments - Hitler's refusal to retreat from the Soviet Union until it was too late; Stalin's ruthlessness in using his greater population to wear down the German army; Churchill's leadership in the dark days of 1940 and 1941; Roosevelt's steady hand before and after the United States entered the war - and puts them in real human context. Max Hastings is the author of more than twenty books, most recently Retribution. He has served as a foreign correspondent and as the editor of Britain's Evening Standard and Daily Telegraph and has received numerous British Press awards, including Journalist of the Year in 1982 and Editor of the Year in 1988.
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Stephen Kotkin & Keith Gessen | Stalin
 
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Historian and professor Stephen Kotkin presents his New York Times critically acclaimed biography Stalin: Volume 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 at Strand. Hailed as an innovative work, this first volume sheds new light on the personalities and powers that molded an infamous world leader. A perfect night for history buffs! Stephen is joined for the chat by n+1 editor and novelist Keith Gessen. Buy a copy of Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Stalin+Stephen+Kotkin February 18, 2015
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Ringo Starr & Steven Van Zandt | Photograph
 
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Ringo Starr talks with fellow rocker Steven Van Zandt about his book Photograph Ringo Starr looks back with Photograph, a collection of pictures he's taken throughout his long career in the Beatles and after. He stops by the Strand for a presentation of the photographs, and to say a few words of peace and love. Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band asks Ringo about some of the photographs from the book. Buy a copy of Photograph here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/search.results?advanced=1&searchString=&name=Photograph&copyrightyear=&publishYear=&includeOutOfStock=1&author=Ringo+Starr&isbn=&publisher=&format=&searchCategoryIDs=&priceMin=&priceMax=&description= October 26, 2015
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Eduardo C Corral reads 'In Colorado My Father Scoured and Stacked Dishes'
 
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Pushcart Prize winner Eduardo C Corral reads his poem, 'In Colorado My Father Scoured and Stacked Dishes'. Featured in the Pushcart 2014 Anthology. Eduardo C. Corral is an award-winning American poet and teacher, and author of the collection Slow Lightning. He's the winner of a Yale Younger Series Poets Prize.
Views: 2888 Strand Book Store
Shea Serrano | Basketball (and Other Things)
 
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Sportswriter Shea Serrano and friends convene to take your questions on basketball (and other things) to celebrate the release of Serrano’s new book. Buy a copy of “Basketball (and Other Things)” here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=shea+serrano+basketball Panelists, from left to right: Shea Serrano, Jason Concepcion, Zach Lowe and Rembert Browne In “Basketball (and Other Things)” Serrano takes you on a basketball-lover's journey through the highest highs of the game, to the lowest lows, and everything in between. He examines the most critical points in the game's history, such as the peak of MJ's career as the greatest player of all time, and breaks down some of the most beloved and heated debates in the fandom. Which NBA championship was most critical to the association's history? How do you rate shots from best to worst? Regardless of whether you are a seasoned veteran, or a greenhorn just discovering the game, this authoritative anthology of legends, what-if's and stories is sure to earn it's place on your bookshelf from the first chapter. Shea Serrano is best known for his work with sports and pop culture websites The Ringer and Grantland. He is the author of 2015’s bestselling “The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed.” Recorded October 12th, 2017
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Michio Kaku "The Physics of the Future" Part 1 of 5
 
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible comes an astonishing forecast of where science is taking us over the next century--some of the more fascinating predictions: driverless cars that float above the ground, x-ray vision, robot surgeons, and an elevator to space. Michio Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, a leader in the field of theoretical physics, and cofounder of string field theory. He is the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Parallel Worlds, Visions, Beyond Einstein and the international bestseller Hyperspace.
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Duff McKagan & Alan Light | How to Be a Man (and other illusions)
 
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Musician Duff McKagan talks with Alan Light about his latest book, How to Be a Man (and other illusions). Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan's smash hit first book, It's So Easy (and other lies), gave his fans a candid and self-aware look at the hard-rock life that took him through sobriety, the American dream, and beyond. Now, for the release of his much-awaited second effort, Duff makes a triumphant return to Strand. Join Duff as he debuts How To Be A Man (and other illusions) in our Rare Book Room! Duff is in conversation with New York Times book reviewer Alan Light, who has also been a rock critic for Rolling Stone and an editor-in-chief at both Vibe and Spin. Buy a copy of How to Be a Ma: (and other illusions) here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=How+to+Be+a+Man+Duff+McKagan May 12, 2015
Views: 9079 Strand Book Store
Gizmo's Book Club | Catcher in the Rye
 
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Gizmo gets lost in the classic, Catcher in the Rye.
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Graham Nash shares life stories with Anthony DeCurtis
 
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From Graham Nash—the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies—comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan. Here, he talks with music critic Anthony DeCurtis about some of the stories in his memoir. Graham Nash's songs defined a generation and helped shape the history of rock and roll—he's written over 200 songs, including such classic hits as "Carrie Anne," "On A Carousel," "Simple Man," "Our House," "Marrakesh Express," and "Teach Your Children." From the opening salvos of the British Rock Revolution to the last shudders of Woodstock, he has rocked and rolled wherever music mattered. Now Graham is ready to tell his story: his lower-class childhood in post-war England, his early days in the British Invasion group The Hollies; becoming the lover and muse of Joni Mitchell during the halcyon years, when both produced their most introspective and important work; meeting Stephen Stills and David Crosby and reaching superstardom with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and his enduring career as a solo musician and political activist. Nash has valuable insights into a world and time many think they know from the outside but few have experienced at its epicenter, and equally wonderful anecdotes about the people around him: the Beatles, the Stones, Hendrix, Cass Elliot, Dylan, and other rock luminaries. From London to Laurel Canyon and beyond, Wild Tales is a revealing look back at an extraordinary life—with all the highs and the lows; the love, the sex, and the jealousy; the politics; the drugs; the insanity—and the sanity—of a magical era of music. Joining Graham for the evening is Rolling Stone, New York Times, and Relix contributor Anthony DeCurtis. Besides extensive work with Rolling Stone's official album guides, Anthony also won a Grammy for his album notes accompanying Eric Clapton's Crossroads box set. He was an editorial consultant and the primary interviewer for the PBS American Masters documentary Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound. September 30, 2013
Views: 11068 Strand Book Store
Lisa Nichols & Charreah Jackson | Abundance Now
 
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Twenty years ago, Lisa Nichols was a single mother, dependent on public assistance, working dead-end jobs and living in despair. Determined to leave scarcity behind, she resolved to change her life. She’s transformed the negative behaviors that held her back into a life rich in possibility, and in Abundance Now: Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today, she shares the secrets that can help anyone achieve a fulfilled existence. Lisa is joined in conversation by fellow motivational superstar, 2014 Woman of the Year from the National Association of Professional Women, and lifestyle & relationships editor at Essence magazine, Charreah Jackson. Buy a copy of Abundance Now Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=ABUNDANCE+NOW+LISA+NICHOLS January 5, 2016
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Virginia & Dave Grohl | From Cradle to Stage
 
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Virginia Hanlon Grohl and her son Dave Grohl introduce Virginia’s new book “From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars.” Buy a copy here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=virginia+grohl+from+cradle+to+stage While the Grohl family had always been musical, Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Did they worry about their children's livelihood and wellbeing in an industry fraught with drugs and other dangers? Did they encourage their children's passions despite the odds against success, or attempt to dissuade them from their grandiose dreams? Do they remind their kids to pack a warm coat when they go on tour? Virginia decided to seek out other rock star mothers to ask these questions, and so began a two-year odyssey in which she interviewed such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother; Donna Haim, mother of the Haim sisters; and Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother. In this conversation, Virginia and Dave reminisce about Dave’s childhood, their first mother/son tour with the Foo Fighters, Virginia’s musical past in a 1950s girl group, and what it was like to meet Dr. Dre’s mom. Recorded April 25, 2017
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Michelle Visage & Lady Bunny | The Diva Rules
 
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RuPaul's best friend and Drag Race judge extraordinaire Michelle Visage graces our Rare Book Room for a fun and ferocious evening. The vibrant performer and host talks about her new book, The Diva Rules: Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top. Michelle is joined in conversation by the Dean of Drag herself, DJ, perfomer, and founder of Wigstock, Lady Bunny. Buy a copy of The Diva Rules: Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Diva+Rules+Michelle+Visage November 4, 2015
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Leigh Bardugo | King of Scars
 
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Leigh Bardugo is hitting the road in support of her next adventure in the Grishaverse, King of Scars, and Strand is lucky enough to be one of the hosts! A copy of the book can be purchased here: https://www.strandbooks.com/product/king-of-scars-king-of-scars-book-1 Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war?and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried?and some wounds aren’t meant to heal. Enter the Grishaverse with this new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Recorded January 29, 2019
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Barry Miles & John Tytell discuss William S. Burroughs
 
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Acclaimed biographer Barry Miles discusses his new work, Call Me Burroughs, with John Tytell Decades ago, Norman Mailer made the assertion that "William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius," and few writers have come close to the sheer production and effect that Burroughs had on an entire literary generation. In his newest biographical work, celebrated writer Barry Miles provides a closer-than-ever glimpse of Burroughs' legacy, from his well-known writings, to his experimental recordings and visual arts projects, as well as snapshots of his personal life. Barry is also the author of the wildly popular volume, Hippie, which lends shape and cohesion to a period of great change in American history. Joining Barry for the evening will be Pulitzer prize winning biographer John Tytell, author of the Paradise Outlaws: Remembering The Beats. January 28, 2014
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Caitlin Doughty | Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
 
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Join Caitlin Doughty, mortician, blogger, and author, to celebrate the paperback release of her hit book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory. Caitlin is the creator and curator of The Order of The Good Death, a group of fellow morticians as well as artists and intellectuals that investigates our “death phobic culture” and strives to demystify the inevitable end. From funerary rites throughout history to jewelry of hair and bone, follow your guide down into the world of the macabre and mortified. Buy a copy of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Smoke+Gets+in+Your+Eyes+Caitlin+Doughty October 8, 2015
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Cesar Millan | Lessons from the Pack
 
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“Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan shares more insights from his dog training career in ‘Lessons from the Pack: Stories of the Dogs Who Changed My Life.’ Purchase a copy here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=cesar+millan+lessons+from+the+pack From his grandfather’s farm to his hit television show, Cesar Millan has always had a way with dogs. In ‘Lessons from the Pack,’ he shows that the companionship between people and their pets is a bond like no other. The book features various clients and their canine friends, from celebrities to everyday dog lovers, and shares eight essential lessons he’s learned through the decades of work. Cesar celebrates the launch of his new book in the Strand Rare Book Room. Recorded February 15, 2017
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Mary Karr | The Art of Memoir
 
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Acclaimed memoirist and poet Mary Karr teaches ‘The Art of Memoir.’ Buy the book: https://goo.gl/j6qQel Beginning in 1995 with ‘The Liars’ Club,’ Mary Karr’s three critically acclaimed, best-selling memoirs are credited with sparking the genre’s current renaissance. She has also taught writing for thirty years and in her latest book, ‘The Art of Memoir,’ now available in paperback, she synthesizes her fields of expertise in a funny, heartfelt and uniquely insightful guide to the mechanics of personal narrative. In Strand’s Rare Book Room, the award-winning author and professor shares the secrets of her craft. Recorded September 15, 2016
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Esther Perel | The State of Affairs
 
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Famed couples’ therapist Esther Perel takes a fresh look at an age-old taboo in her new book “The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity.” Buy a copy here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=esther+perel+state+of+affairs In “The State of Affairs, Esther argues that affairs have a lot to teach us about marriage. They offer a window into our personal and cultural attitudes about love, lust, and commitment. Infidelity is considered one of the most traumatic events that can befall a couple, yet this all too common experience is poorly understood. Using real-life stories pulled from couples visiting her therapy practice over the past decade, Esther implores her readers to engage in a new conversation about the topic, in the hope of gaining a better understanding of the meaning of trust and fidelity. Psychotherapist Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she holds a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered more than 18 million views and her bestseller “Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence” became a global phenomenon translated into 24 languages. Esther appears in conversation with New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen, whose most recent book is “In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age.” Recorded October 11, 2017
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B.J. Novak | The Book With No Pictures
 
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Grownups may know B.J. Novak from his deadpan wit and biting satire (as shown in One More Thing as well as onscreen in The Office and The Mindy Project), but don’t let them fool you--this one's for the kids. B.J. reads his hilarious Book With No Pictures, all the way through--no matter what it makes him say! Buy a copy of The Book With No Pictures here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=+Book+with+No+Pictures+Novak November 21, 2015
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John Lydon & Isaac Fitzgerald | Anger is an Energy
 
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The punk music legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon talks with Isaac Fitzgerald about his new memoir, Anger is an Energy. There is seldom a history on the rise of punk that does not mention John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon. From Sex Pistols lead singer to Public Image Ltd. and beyond, John has remained one of the most dynamic figures in the music world, and this translates directly into his new memoir, Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored. He chats with Buzzfeed Books editor and Pen & Ink co-founder Isaac Fitzgerald. Buy a copy of Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Anger+Is+an+Energy+John+Lydon April 30, 2015
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Richard Serra on Early Work
 
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Legendary artist Richard Serra visits the Strand to talk about his latest monograph, Early Work. Richard Serra is one of the most significant figures working in the art world today. His work in sculpture, video art, and drawings and prints are major contributions to the fields of minimalism and site-specific artwork, and he has been featured in retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim, among others esteemed spaces. Richard will visit Strand in celebration his latest monograph, Early Work, released in conjunction with his show at David Zwirner gallery, here in the city. Early Work collects his seminal works from 1966-1972, including innovations with vulcanized rubber, neon, and lead, steel and process-oriented art. Buy the book Early Work here: http://www.strandbooks.com/product/richard-serra-early-work April 22, 2014
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Steve Jones | Lonely Boy: A Memoir
 
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Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones talks with music journalist Michael Azerrad about his life. Purchase a copy of “Lonely Boy: A Memoir” here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Steve+Jones+Lonely+Boy The infamous guitarist who defined the punk music genre has finally made a book about his life. In it he shares his life from the story of his childhood to previously untold adventures with the Sex Pistols. Steve is in conversation with Michael Azerrad, author of the acclaimed Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana and Our Band Could Be Your Life, music journalist, editor, and musician. Join us for a night of tales and conversation with the maker of punk rock! Recorded on January 17, 2017
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Bob Mehr & Jon Wurster | Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements
 
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Join Bob Mehr, music writer at Commercial Appeal and longtime contributor at MOJO, for a conversation with Superchunk drummer and Best Show cohost Jon Wurster about his blockbuster biography, Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements, the Last Rock 'n' Roll Band. A decade in the making, featuring interviews with reclusive frontman Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, and the family of the late guitarist Bob Stinson, Trouble Boys tells a story of triumph and self-destruction that’s never before been told in full. ‘Mats fans, rock historians, and anyone with a soft spot for an underdog story won’t want to miss this conversation between two diehard buffs. Purchase a copy of “Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements, the Last Rock 'n' Roll Band” here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Bob+Mehr+Trouble+Boys June 8, 2016
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H Jon Benjamin & Eugene Mirman | Failure is an Option
 
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H Jon Benjamin shares his book Failure is an Option with fellow comedian and actor, Eugene Mirman. Purchase a copy here: https://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Failure+Option+benjamin H. Jon Benjamin is widely considered a comedy show success, but he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option. Breaking down one's natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an impossible one. Society as we know it is, unfortunately, opposes failure. If failure became more accepted it would make the world a different place, a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom. With stories, examples of artistic and literary failure, and a powerful can't-do attitude, Failure Is an Option is the book the world doesn't need right now but will get regardless. H. Jon Benjamin is an actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian, best known for voicing characters, including Sterling Archer in Archer, Bob Belcher in Bob’s Burgers, Dr. Katz in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Coach McGuirk and Jason in Home Movies, and a can of mixed vegetable in the film Wet Hot American Summer. Eugene Mirman is a comedian and writer. Mirman is known for playing Yvgeny Mirminsky on Delocated, and voicing Gene Belcher on the animated comedy Bob's Burgers. Recorded May 1, 2018
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Anne Rice & Christopher Rice
 
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Famed author Anne Rice talks with her son and fellow author Christopher Rice about their latest books. Strand keeps the Halloween spirit going with a visit from world-renowned Vampire Chronicles author Anne Rice. Anne will present the latest installment in the series Prince Lestat, with a spooky chat and signing that's sure to be a seasonal favorite for fans of horror. Anne will be joined by her son, New York Times-bestselling writer Christopher Rice - presenting his new novel The Vines, an original supernatural thriller set in the familiar gothic playground of his hometown New Orleans - in an exclusive chat on their work. Buy a copy of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Prince+Lestat+Anne+Rice Buy a copy of The Vines by Christopher Rice here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=christopher+Rice+The+Vines November 7, 2014
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Daniel Clowes "Wilson" part 2 of 5
 
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In the first all-new graphic novel from one of the leading cartoonists of our time, Daniel Clowes (joined here by David Hadju, author of The Ten Cent Plague: the Great Comic Book Scare and How it Changed America) creates a thoroughly engaging, complex and fascinating portrait of the modern egoist--outspoken and oblivious to the world around him. Working in a single-page-gag format and drawing in a spectrum of styles, the cartoonist of GhostWorld, Ice Haven and David Boring gives us his funniest and most deeply affecting novel to date.
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Junot Diaz and Hilton Als
 
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Join us for a memorable night as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz talks about work, his inspiration, and what a year it has been with The New Yorker Staff writer Hilton Als. April 12, 2013 Highlights from this conversation are featured in Upstairs at the Strand: Writers in Conversation at the Legendary Bookstore (W. W. Norton, 2016). Learn more: http://goo.gl/YXWCfU.
Views: 20415 Strand Book Store
No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood
 
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Watch a group of fourteen hilarious ladies read their essays from No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood. The pieces tackle the divisive topic of remaining childfree by giving a voice to an underrepresented but rapidly-increasing group of childless women. The number of women choosing to remain childfree is at an all-time high. This group of ladies has been repeatedly questioned, shamed, or silenced—until now. The contributors are, in order of appearance, Henriette Mantel, Bonnie Datt, Judy Morgan, Jeanne Dorsey, Suzanne O'Neill, Judy Nielsen, Patricia Scanlon, Kathryn Rossetter, Nancy Shayne, Amy Stiller, Susan Norfleet, Carol Siskind, Laurie Graff, and Jennifer Predinger May 23, 2013
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Norman Rosenthal & David Lynch, "Transcendence" Part 1 of 6
 
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Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., a twenty-year researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and the celebrated psychiatrist who pioneered the study and treatment of Season Affective Disorder (SAD), brings us the most important work on Transcendental Meditation since the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Science of Being and Art of Living-and one of our generation's most significant books on achieving greater physical and mental health and wellness. While Dr. Rosenthal's book does not set out to teach TM (it's a technique that must be learned from an instructor), he illuminates the scientifically proven health and stress relieving benefits and how it can dramatically improve the way we feel and function. Here, Dr. Rosenthal is joined by filmmaker David Lynch ("The Elephant Man," "Blue Velvet," "Twin Peaks," "Mulholland Drive," etc.), one of his devotees.
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Patti Smith "Woolgathering"
 
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National Book Award Winner and singer/songwriter Patti Smith will read from her reissued and slightly expanded edition of Woolgathering. David Ulin of the Los Angeles Times describes the book perfectly as "a mix of the practical and the mythic, like the marriage of rock n' roll and poetry." The effortlessly prolific Smith will read, answer audience questions, and sign her books. Come for an evening of pure Smith.
Views: 16686 Strand Book Store
Bob Colacell, Brigid Berlin & Vincent Fremont on Andy Warhol
 
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Biographer Bob Colacello & special guests Brigid Berlin & Vincent Fremont talk about Andy Warhol. Bob Colacello edited Andy Warhol's Interview magazine and was a close collaborator with Warhol for many years. Bob's biography of Warhol, Holy Terror, has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest insights into the elusive and influential artist. Now Holy Terror is back in a revised, enhanced edition. Drawing not only on Bob's time working with Warhol, this updated edition includes a wealth of newly published photographs from Bob's time at the Factory. Bob is joined by two other very special guests from Andy Warhol's Factory circle, Vincent Fremont, a staple in the collective from 1969 on and longtime exclusive agent for the Warhol Foundation, and Brigid Berlin, an American artist and an Andy Warhol superstar. Buy Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up here: http://www.strandbooks.com/product/holy-terror-andy-warhol-close-up-0804169861 March 11, 2014
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Simon Hanselmann & Katie Skelly | Megg & Mogg In Amsterdam (And Other Stories)
 
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Simon Hanselmann’s comics don’t spare the bawdy, broke, bad-tempered extremes of its Saturday-morning cartoon characters. Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam takes the titular weed-addled witch and her feline partner out of the suburban home they’ve made in his previous work in Megahex, at VICE, and in mini-comics aplenty, all the way to the stoner capital of Europe. Taking the gang out of their familiar down-under backwater doesn’t lift them from their singular miasma of bleak moods, dire hijinx, and unclear boundaries--join Simon at Strand for a wild night of the same. Joining Simon in conversation is fellow cartoonist Katie Skelly, Brooklynite creator of Nurse Nurse, Operation Margarine, the ongoing My Pretty Vampire, as well as comics for the sex-positive website Slutist. She’s also written and lectured about comics for outlets such as The Comics Journal, Fantagraphics, Japan Society, The Center for Cartoon Studies, Fordham University and The New School, and co-hosts the Trash Twins podcast with fellow cartoonist Sarah Horrocks. Purchase a copy of “Megg & Mogg In Amsterdam (And Other Stories)” here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Megg+Mogg+Simon+Hanselmann May 12, 2016
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Daniel Clowes "Wilson" part 1 of 5
 
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In the first all-new graphic novel from one of the leading cartoonists of our time, Daniel Clowes (joined here by David Hadju, author of The Ten Cent Plague: the Great Comic Book Scare and How it Changed America) creates a thoroughly engaging, complex and fascinating portrait of the modern egoist--outspoken and oblivious to the world around him. Working in a single-page-gag format and drawing in a spectrum of styles, the cartoonist of GhostWorld, Ice Haven and David Boring gives us his funniest and most deeply affecting novel to date.
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Norman Rosenthal & David Lynch, "Transcendence" Part 2 of 6
 
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Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., a twenty-year researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and the celebrated psychiatrist who pioneered the study and treatment of Season Affective Disorder (SAD), brings us the most important work on Transcendental Meditation since the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Science of Being and Art of Living-and one of our generation's most significant books on achieving greater physical and mental health and wellness. While Dr. Rosenthal's book does not set out to teach TM (it's a technique that must be learned from an instructor), he illuminates the scientifically proven health and stress relieving benefits and how it can dramatically improve the way we feel and function. Here, Dr. Rosenthal is joined by filmmaker David Lynch ("The Elephant Man," "Blue Velvet," "Twin Peaks," "Mulholland Drive," etc.), one of his devotees.
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Leigh Bardugo | Crooked Kingdom
 
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Join Jesse the Reader in conversation with Leigh Bardugo for the New York City launch of the highly anticipated Crooked Kingdom, sequel to the New York Times bestselling Six of Crows! Purchase a copy of Crooked Kingdom here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Leigh+Bardugo+Crooked+Kingdom Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets—a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world. Recorded September 26, 2016
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Stephen 'ESPO' Powers paints The Strand
 
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Legendary street artist, Stephen 'ESPO' Powers, gives a fresh look to the outside of The Strand. His new book, A Love Letter To The City, documents Stephen's urban murals from all over the world, including cities such as Brooklyn and Syracuse, New York, Philadelphia; Dublin and Belfast, Ireland; São Paolo, Brazil, and Johannesburg, South Africa. These murals are filled with Steve's distinctive style and wry, warm humor. Stephen Powers began creating art on the streets of his Overbrook, Philadelphia neighborhood when he was sixteen, under the tag ESPO, and he has continued to make public, site-specific artworks ever since. Music: Caribou Death by Omar Afzaal
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Greil Marcus "Bob Dylan" part 1 of 4
 
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This book begins with a rumor in Berkeley in the mid-1960s and ends on Election Night in Minneapolis in 2008. In one moment a small crowd holds its breath as a person pretending to be Bob Dylan performs from inside a wooden box; in another, Dylan appears for the first time at his erstwhile alma mater, the University of Minnesota, and on a night when the country voted for change, invests songs he has carried with for nearly half a century with new meaning. Between these two events, Greil Marcus, (Mystery Train, Liptrick Traces, and the Old Weird America) has followed Bob Dylan's work with a fan's intensity and a detective's persistence. Here, that ranges from a Rolling Stone piece on Dylan's 1970 Self Portrait to a recognition of the depths of Time Out of Mind nearly thirty years later. And a whole lot of in between - long investigations into the tangled stories told by old American music, and pithy twenty-five or fifty-word comments on records, books, concerts, radio commercials, and nearly anything else under the sun. The end result is a sparkling and enduring chronicle of a more than 40-year engagement between an unparalleled singer and a uniquely acute listener. Discussion with Matt Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces.
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Chester Brown "Paying For It" Part 1 of 4
 
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Chester Brown has never shied away from tackling controversial subjects in his work. As the cartoonist of the autobiographical The Playboy and the biography Louise Riel, Paying For It is a natural progression for Brown as it combines the personal and sexual aspects of his autobiographical work with the polemical drive of Louis Riel. Paying For It offers an entirely contemporary exploration of sex work-from the timid john who rides his bike to meet his escorts, wonders how to tip so as not to offend, and reads Dan Savage for advice, to the modern-day transactions complete with online reviews, seemingly willing participants, and clean apartments devoid of cliched street corners, drugs, or pimps. Tracy Quan, a columnist, TV guest and author of Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl and many other books, will join Chester Brown on the Strand Stage.
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Henning Mankell at Strand, 02-18-10, part 1 of 4
 
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Henning Mankell at Strand, 02-18-10
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Neil Strauss | The Truth Panel
 
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Neil Strauss, in celebration of his new book The Truth, discusses relationships with authors Christopher Ryan & Esther Perel. Neil Strauss, New York Times bestselling author of the controversial pickup artist book The Game, visits Strand for an exclusive conversation surrounding the launch of his most personal story yet: The Truth. In this book, Neil grapples with social ills that can plague our personal relationships. He’s joined in conversation by Christopher Ryan, PhD, co-author of Sex at Dawn, and Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity. Buy a copy of The Truth here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=The+Truth+Neil+Strauss Buy a copy of Mating in Captivity here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Mating+in+Captivity+Esther+Perel Buy a copy of Sex at Dawn here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Sex+at+Dawn+Christopher+Ryan October 15, 2015
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Meet Me in the Bathroom
 
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, music critic Rob Sheffield and author Lizzy Goodman remember New York’s early-’00s indie music boom as chronicled in Goodman’s new book “Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City.” Buy a copy here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=lizzy+goodman+meet+me+in+the+bathroom In the tradition of scene histories like “Please Kill Me” and “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” “Meet Me in the Bathroom” chronicles a transformative period in New York City’s musical history and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the Internet to 9/11. Drawing on 200 original interviews with Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many other musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock-and-roll. Recorded May 23, 2017
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John Perkins | New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
 
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John Perkins talks about his new, revised edition of his modern classic. Just over ten years ago, John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man shocked readers with its tales of financial marauding across the globe, detailing the corporate greed that drove high-powered firms to coerce developing countries into enormous debt. Now he’s updated the modern classic with 15 new chapters of material bringing it up to date with the last tumultuous decade. Join us in the Rare Book Room for a far-reaching conversation about American avarice at home and abroad. Buy a copy of New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=New+Confessions+Economic+Hit+Man+John+Perkins March 7, 2016
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Daniel Clowes & Nicole Rudick | Patience
 
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Daniel Clowes’ beloved comics and graphic novels have reached millions of fans right where they live, and beyond: from the stultifying suburban sprawl of Ghost World to the bleak-yet-uplifiting Mister Wonderful, he’s delved into the lives of strivers and cynics, turning up their darkest thoughts and their most generous impulses, often in the same panel. He returns to the page with Patience, a gorgeous trip into sci-fi psychedelia, unlike anything he’s done before, yet simultaneously and unmistakably “Clowesian.” Join Daniel Clowes in conversation with Nicole Rudick, managing editor of the Paris Review, for a celebration of the release of Patience! Buy a copy of Patience here: http://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=Daniel+Clowes+Patience+ March 2, 2016
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V.E. Schwab | Vengeful
 
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V.E. Schwab launches Vengeful, the sequel to her hit Vicious. She discusses the series with Kristen Dwyer of Leo PR. You can purchase books in her Villains series here: https://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=schwab+villains+ In Vengeful, Schwab cleverly explores the relationships between superheroes and supervillains… and the begrudging ways their fates are intertwined. Her skill for creating worlds so vibrant they come alive as additional characters is phenomenal to behold. Add in characters so real they bleed off the page and a plot you can’t tear yourself away from, and you will start to understand what has made V. E. Schwab so popular. Magneto and Professor X. Superman and Lex Luthor. Victor Vale and Eli Ever. Sydney and Serena Clarke. Great partnerships, now soured on the vine. But Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she’s finally gained the control she’s always sought—and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She’ll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other once more. With Marcella’s rise, new enmities create opportunity—and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning. Victoria (V.E.) Schwab is the author of the New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic series, as well as a number of MG and YA novels, including the upcoming City of Ghosts. She has been called "the heir to Diana Wynne Jones." Her dynamic work has caught the attention of major TV and film studios. Schwab has a Masters degree in Art History from the University of Edinburgh. Recorded October 8, 2018
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An Evening of Poetry with Billy Collins, Horoscopes for the Dead
 
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We are pleased to present a special event featuring one of the most widely read poets of our time, Billy Collins—author, most recently, of the book Horoscopes for the Dead, a smart, lyrical, funny and touching collection from America's most popular poet. Billy Collins' poetry collections include, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, Picnic, Lightning, Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes, Sailing Alone Around the Room: New & Selected Poems, Nine Horses, and The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems. He is editor of two anthologies of contemporary poetry: Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day. Among his honors are fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In October 2004, Collins was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Poetry Foundation's Mark Twain Award for humor in poetry. Collins has been a writer-in-residence at Sarah Lawrence College and served as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College, City University of New York, where he has taught for the past 30 years. In June 2001, Billy Collins was appointed United States Poet Laureate (2001-2003). In January 2004, he was named New York State Poet Laureate 2004-06.
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Shoot the Arrow  | The World Famous BOB and Amy Touchette
 
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Book preview for the new photography book, 'Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait of the World Famous BOB' from Amy Touchette. Get your copy of the book here: http://www.strandbooks.com/product/shoot-the-arrow-a-portrait-of-the-world-famous-bob/
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