An Evening of Memoir with Dani Shapiro, Neal Thompson, and Jonathan Santlofer

About Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro’s latest bestseller Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love was hailed as “beautifully written and deeply moving” by The New York Times. She is the author of four other memoirs, including HourglassStill WritingDevotion, and Slow Motion as well as the novels Black & White and Family History. Her work spans diverse subjects from her tumultuous upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish community and the tragic death of her father to her explorations of spirituality and the nature of our deepest relationships. She has contributed to The New YorkerTin House, Vogue, and This American Life, among other outlets, and she recently launched the original iHeart Media podcast “Family Secrets.”

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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