We will have a series of book clubs in which famous authors join you (online, of course, at least for now!) in a discussion of their own work or their favorite books by other writers.
The first book clubs will be:
Garry Kasparov on Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (July 22nd at 5pm).
Jonathan Haidt and Richard Reeves on John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty. (July 28th, 6pm.)
Anne Applebaum on her new book: Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism. (July 30th, 12.30pm EST.)
David Frum on his new book, Trumpocalypse. (August 2nd and August 9th, 6pm EDT.)
Leigh Stein on her new novel, Self Care. (August 12th at 9pm EDT.)
David French on his new book: Divided We Fall - America’s Recession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation. (Three weekly sessions starting September 29th.)
Book clubs are reserved for subscribers who are Founding Members, the highest tier of subscription.
I am really looking forward to the book club. I have genuinely high hopes. I do have a couple of questions.
First, if I am not able to participate at the time of a particular book club, will it still be available to me in some form after the fact? (I'm a weekend worker.)
Second, while I am interested in the several of the book clubs that focus on a specific author rather than on a specific work, it's a little overwhelming. For example, I haven't read Orwell in over 20 years - and I have never read some of the authors featured but am interested nonetheless because of my interest in the host. Would it be possible to post 'reading recommendations' for the author-focused book clubs to help me direct my attention, prioritize my time and get the most out of these engagements?
bummer - unemployed and paying for this by gambling I'll have a job next month. I would love to hear your team's thoughts on Sapiens and Homo Deus.