Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
Online • Live • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET
In conversation with Michael Krasny
A note from P. J. O'Rourke:
Dear fellow Book Passagers,
Thank you for joining Michael Krasny and me at today's event. And thank you, Elaine Petrocelli, for making this—and so much else—happen. I only wish that I (and all of you) could have been there in person. Michael turned a book promotion into a real conversation. In Tristram Shandy, Laurence Steerne said, "Writing, when properly managed, is but a different name for conversation." So thank you, Michael, for helping me make the point that I hope A Cry from the Far Middle is a conversation with readers, not merely a rant or a rave.
Recommended books and authors:
P. J. O'Rourke
P. J. O’Rourke‘s latest work, A Cry from the Far Middle, asks his fellow Americans to take it down a notch, offering a new collection of essays about our nation’s propensity for anger and perplexity.
P. J. has written twenty books on subjects as diverse as politics and cars and etiquette and economics. Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance both reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. He is also an H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute, a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me, and editor-in-chief of the web magazine American Consequences. He lives in rural New England, as far away from the things he writes about as he can get.
Michael Krasny has been in broadcast journalism since 1983. He was with ABC in both radio and television and migrated to public broadcasting in 1993. He has been Professor of English at San Francisco State University and also taught at Stanford, the University of San Francisco and the University of California, as well as in the Fulbright International Institutes. A veteran interviewer for the nationally broadcast City Arts and Lectures, he is the author of a number of books, including Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life, Spiritual Envy, and Let There Be Laughter, as well as the twenty-four lecture series Short Story Masterpieces.
Below, please find links to purchase their books.