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Bookish guests: A.J. Jacobs, Jerry Stahl and Laura Chinn
You are invited to a one-hour event featuring conversations with authors, thinkers and performers.
Discover new book releases, meet interesting people and learn about a variety of topics with host Sandra Tsing Loh, writer, actress and radio personality.

Information about guests scheduled to appear and and host are provided below.

Aug 19, 2022 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Laura Chinn
From the creator and star of Florida Girls comes "ACNE: A Memoir," a hilarious and insightful exploration of family, bi-racial identity, self-acceptance – and really bad, chronic acne. Laura Chinn has been writing television for a decade on shows including The Mick and Children's Hospital. As an actor, she has appeared in a wide range of movies and TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, My Name is Earl, Happy Endings and Warrior.
A. J. Jacobs
With "The Puzzler," New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs goes on a journey to understand the enduring power of puzzles, big and small. Jacobs' books include "The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible" and "My Life as an Experiment." A frequent guest on shows like The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN and The Colbert Report, he is also an editor-at-large for Esquire Magazine and a commentator at NPR.
Jerry Stahl
Pushcart Prize-winning author Jerry Stahl has written six books, including the memoir Permanent Midnight (made into a film with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson), and the novels Pain Killers and I, Fatty (optioned by Johnny Depp). Former Culture Columnist for Details, Stahl’s widely anthologized fiction and journalism have appeared in a variety of places, including Esquire, The New York Times, Playboy, The Rumpus, and The Believer. He has also written extensively for film and television, including the highest rated episodes of CSI and, most recently, the HBO film Hemingway & Gelhorn, with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen.