The author talks just keep sizzling! In September, enjoy talks from three New York Times bestselling authors! Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastiainich will kick off the month. Next, NYU Business Professor, Adam Alter will discuss how to become “unstuck.” To close out the month, the Author Talk Series will feature Amor Towles to talk about his incredible body of work!
Each talk features the opportunity to participate in author Q&A or pre-submit questions during registration! Read on for details on how to register for these and other upcoming talks.
We look forward to you joining us for exciting author talks this month! Register now!
Lidia Bastianich, My American Dream, Thursday, September 7th
You’re invited to an intimate evening with award-winning television host and bestselling author Lidia Bastianich as she talks about her memoir My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food.
Born in Pula, on the Istrian peninsula, Lidia grew up surrounded by love and security, learning the art of Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother. But when a communist regime annexed Istria, Lidia’s family fled to Trieste, where they spent two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States. When she finally arrived in New York, Lidia soon began working in restaurants, the first step leading to her becoming one of the most revered chefs and businesswomen in the country. Heartwarming, deeply personal, and powerfully inspiring, My American Dream is the story of Lidia’s close-knit family and her dedication and endless passion for food.
As a special bonus (and pre-release!) Lidia will preview and chat about her newest cookbook Lidia’s From Our Family Table to Yours: More Than 100 Recipes Made With Love For All Occasions: A Cookbook.
Register here: https://libraryc.org/lima/31316
Adam Alter, Anatomy of a Breakthrough, Wednesday, September 20th
Join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author Adam Alter about his new book Anatomy of a Breakthrough: How to Get Unstuck When It Matters Most.
Almost everyone feels stuck in some way. Whether you’re muddling through a midlife crisis, wrestling with writer’s block, trapped in a thankless job, or trying to remedy a fraying friendship, the resulting emotion is usually a mix of anxiety, uncertainty, fear, anger, and numbness. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Anatomy of a Breakthrough is the roadmap we all need to escape our inertia and flourish in the face of friction.
The solution to becoming unstuck rests on a process that Alter calls a friction audit. The friction audit states that people and organizations get unstuck when they overcome three sources of friction: HEART (unhelpful emotions); HEAD (unhelpful patterns of thought); and HABIT (unhelpful behaviors).
Alter teaches us that getting stuck is a feature rather than a glitch on the road to thriving, but with the right tweaks and corrections, we can reach even our loftiest targets.
Register here: https://libraryc.org/lima/31638
Amor Towles, The Lincoln Highway, Wednesday, September 27th
Tune in as we chat online with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles about his incredible body of work. His books have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and have been heralded as irresistible, marvelous, and gorgeously crafted books of beauty.
Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the year’s best books.
Towles’s second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, published in 2016, was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years and was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR.
Most recently, in 2021, The Lincoln Highway debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and was a Today Show, “Read with Jenna” book club pick as well as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2021, a Washington Post “Best Book of the Year,” one of Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2021, and was one of Bill Gates’ “5 Great Books for the Summer.”
Register here: https://libraryc.org/lima/31960