After a 25-year friendship that began in Harvard Yard, Scott Stossel and Ben Mezrich have something new in common. They have both written bestselling books. Please join us for a conversation with Stossel, the editor of The Atlantic and the author of My Age of Anxiety, and Mezrich, author of twelve books including The Accidental Billionaires (which was the basis for the film The Social Network) and the forthcoming Seven Wonders. They will discuss the choices they have made as writers and their very different paths to success.
In the 1970s, needing money for graduate school, Merry “Corky” White took a catering job at Harvard’s Center for European Studies. The gig led to a lifelong friendship with then-neighbor Julia Child, hours of culinary research in the basement of Widener Library, and a meeting that led to the book Cooking for Crowds, which was recently re-released for its 40th anniversary.