An Evening of Memoir with Patricia Volk, Neal Thompson, and Jonathan Santlofer

About Patricia Volk

Patricia Volk’s most recent bestselling memoir Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me was hailed by NPR Books as a brilliant, boisterous memoir that breaks new ground in terms of the memoir form and also the archetypal story of the mother-daughter bond.” She is also the author of another highly-praised memoir, Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family, as well as four works of fiction. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Bennington College. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe AtlanticNew YorkThe New Yorker, and Playboy. She lives in New York City.

About Neal Thompson

“A gifted, straightforward storyteller” (The Washington Post), Neal Thompson is the author of Kickflip Boys: A Memoir of Freedom, Rebellion, and the Chaos of Fatherhood as well as four other works of narrative nonfiction, including A Curious Man: The Strange & Brilliant Life of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley; Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR; and Light This Candle: The Life & Times of Alan Shepard. He formerly spent more than a decade working as a reporter, and his journalism has appeared in Outside, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. He has also made appearances on ESPN, The History Channel, NPR, and The Daily Show.

About Jonathan Santlofer

Jonathan Santlofer is an author and artist. His acclaimed memoir The Widower’s Notebook, a tender and resonant account that probes the emotional depths of loss, grief and healing, was deemed a “Must Read” by Entertainment Weekly. He has also published five novels, including the international bestseller The Death Artist as well as Color Blind, The Killing Art, The Murder Notebook, and Anatomy of Fear, which won the Nero Award for best crime novel. He has edited and contributed to several anthologies, including The New York Times “Notable Book” It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art. His artwork has been exhibited widely in the United States, Europe and Asia.

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