Author Event

Michael Lewis - THE BIG SHORT

Event date: 

Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans, LA 70115
513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis

Please join us for a very special evening with Michael Lewis, author of THE BLIND SIDE, for a discussion and booksigning celebrating his new book, THE BIG SHORT: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

 

A brilliant account—character-rich and darkly humorous—of how the U.S. economy was driven over the cliff.

Truth really is stranger than fiction. Who better than the author of the signature bestseller Liar’s Poker to explain how the event we were told was impossible—the free fall of the American economy—finally occurred; how the things that we wanted, like ridiculously easy money and greatly expanded home ownership, were vehicles for that crash; and how shareholder demand for profit forced investment executives to eat the forbidden fruit of toxic derivatives.

Michael LewisMichael Lewis’s splendid cast of characters includes villains, a few heroes, and a lot of people who look very, very foolish: high government officials, including the watchdogs; heads of major investment banks (some overlap here with previous category); perhaps even the face in your mirror. In this trenchant, raucous, irresistible narrative, Lewis writes of the goats and of the few who saw what the emperor was wearing, and gives them, most memorably, what they deserve. He proves yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our times.

 

Howard Mosher - WALKING TO GATLINBURG: A Great American Novel of Love and War

Event date: 

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books
513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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Walking to Gatlinburg"Howard Mosher is, for my money, the most natural storyteller around." - Richard Russo

"Mosher calls to mind the best of Mark Twain--mischievous, touching, and very funny." - Carl Hiaasen


You are invited to an evening with novelist Howard Mosher as he gives a reading and slide show presentation featuring his stunning and lyrical Civil War thriller, Walking to Gatlinburg -- a spellbinding story of survival, wilderness adventure, mystery, and love in the time of war.

Howard MosherThe slide show is called "Transforming History into Fiction: the Story of a Born Liar." It's an account of how, over a seven-year period, Mosher wrote Walking to Gatlinburg forty to fifty times, took five lengthy research trips down South, read any number of books about the Civil War, and how he came up with the events and characters.

Sally Forman & Margaret Beer - HOW THEY DID IT: Profiles of New Orleans Entrepreneurs - signing

Event date: 

Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans, LA 70115
513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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Join us as Sally Forman (author) and Margaret Saer Beer (photographer)signs their new book featuring over 70 entrepreneurs who invented, pioneered, or innovated within their fields while revealing the early obstacles they encountered as they capitalized on their ideas to build ground-breaking businesses. Many of the names in this book are synonymous with New Orleans' past and present, and others are sure to be a part of its future. Emeril wrote the foreword and entrepreneur profiles range from Those That Become a Legend: Edmund McIlhenney, Andrew Higgins, Ruth Fertel and Alton Ocshner, to those At the Helm: Doc Laborde, Jerry Goldman, Leah Chase and David Oreck, and, finally, those On the Horizon, including NAKEDpizza, iSeatz and Suzanne Perron.

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