Adam Gopnik + Patricia Marx
Wednesday September 6: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon, a heartfelt memoir that encapsulates the now faded soul of 1980's New York City. When Adam Gopnik and his fiancee Martha emigrated to New York from the comfort of their home in Montreal, the city then, much like today, was a destination for the young, the artsy, and the ambitious. However, under the surface, it was becoming a city that catered to it's wealthiest citizens, where pleasures and comforts would go only those greedy enough to snatch them by use of their stature. At the Stranger's Gate portrays this era of New York through the story of this couple's journey--from the moment they set foot on the island as aspiring artists, to the establishment of their family. Throughout the book, Gopnik takes us to locals like the Upper East Side, and Soho, to his rare affordable apartment, all the while painting a beautiful portrait of the enduring hopefulness of New York and it's citizens.
Come join us in the Rare Book Room as Adam Gopnik talks to Patricia Marx about his new memoir At the Stranger's Gate.
Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism and the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting, and in March of 2013, Gopnik was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Republic. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.
Patricia Marx is an American humorist and author. She is currently a staff writer for The New Yorker, and has taught screenwriting and humor writing at Princeton University and 92nd Street Y. She earned her B.A. from Harvard University in 1975, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vogue and The Atlantic Monthly.