The NYU Bookstore will host events this fall featuring humorist Mo Rocca and a screening of the documentary “Electoral Dysfunction” (Nov. 3), Brian Egger, author of “Social Media Strategies for Investing” (Nov. 6), and NYU Professor Amy Bentley, author of “Inventing Baby Food” (Nov. 19).
Events are free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. For more information, call 212.998.4667 or go to www.bookstores.nyu.edu. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
Monday, November 3, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Mo Rocca, David Deschamps, and Bennett Singer
The bookstore will host a screening of “Electoral Dysfunction” with a Q&A session. “Electoral Dysfunction” is an award-winning documentary starring political humorist Mo Rocca, which explores what’s funny about voting in America. The event is co-sponsored by NYU Office of Government & Community Affairs.
Tuesday, November 4, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Timothy Kuhner is the author of "Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution". Kuhner is an associate professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law where he specializes in international law, comparative law, human rights, campaign finance, and alternative dispute resolution. In his recent book, Kuhner exposes the corruption of political democracy in America, focusing on the exorbitant cost of running for political office and the impact of the super PACs.
Thursday, November 6, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Brian Egger is the author of the new book "Social Media Strategies for Investing: How Twitter and Crowdsourcing Tools Can Make You a Smarter Investor" (Adams Media, 2014). The new book focuses on using social media to stay ahead of stock market trends and the mainstream media. Egger is also the founder of BreakingCall.com and serves as a contributing writer for TheStreet.com.
Thursday, November 13, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Leslie Coffin is the author of "Hitchcock's Stars: Alfred Hitchock and the Hollywood Studio System", a book chronicling Hitchcock's 28 pictures in Hollywood. Coffin examines how the changing way that Hitchcock used stars, and how eventually his revere within the industry gave him the power to modify actors’ images, create new stars, and turn them into film icons. Coffin is a freelance writer who focuses on film and popular culture. She is also the author of Lew Ayres: Hollywood's Conscientious Objector (2012).
Tuesday, November 18, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The bookstore will host a reading and discussion with Patrick Stancil on "The Sleepworker" by Cyrille Martinez. Stancil served as translator for the book. "The Sleepworker" is a work of fiction inspired by Andy Warhol and John Giorno and their film, “Sleep”. Stancil studied French and translation at UNC-Chapel Hill and New York University. "The Sleepworker" is his third translation to be published.
Wednesday, November 19, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Amy Bentley, an associate professor in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, is the author of "Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health and the Industrialization of the American Diet". The book uncovers the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to baby food in America, and how it sets our children’s tastes for the rest of their lives. Bentley is an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU Steinhardt. She is also the author of "Eating for Victory: Food Rationing and the Politics of Domesticity" and the editor of "A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Era".
Thursday, November 20, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Stephen Policoff is the author of the new fictional book "Come Away". He is a professor of writing in the Liberal Studies Program at New York University and has also taught as Wesleyan University and Yale. He was also the recipient of the 2000 James Jones First Novel Fellowship for his work Beautiful Somewhere Else.