• A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World:

    A Novel

    by Rachel Cantor

    Melville House

    $16.95 List Price

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    Rachel Cantor & Hannah Tinti

    In the not-too-distant future of A Highly Unlikely Scenario, competing fast food factions rule the world. Medieval Kabbalists, rare book librarians, and Latter-Day Baconians struggle for control over secret mystical knowledge, and book clubs are revolutionary movements. Rachel Cantor’s dazzling debut…

    In the not-too-distant future of A Highly Unlikely Scenario, competing fast food factions rule the world. Medieval Kabbalists, rare book librarians, and Latter-Day Baconians struggle for control over secret mystical knowledge, and book clubs are revolutionary movements. Rachel Cantor’s dazzling debut fuses futuristic science fiction with ancient mysticism in a novel that’s earned comparisons to Ray Bradbury, Italo Calvino, and Kurt Vonnegut. Cantor’s work has been praised by fellow writers including A. L. Kennedy, Jim Crace, Emily St. John Mandel, and Hannah Tinti, who writes, "In this extraordinary novel, Rachel Cantor explores questions of self-knowledge, true love and family, all while saving the world—and winning readers—in the past, present, and future." Tinti, editor of One Story magazine and author of the novel The Good Thief, talks with Cantor tonight about philosophy, history, religion, humor, mystery and time-travel.

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  • All Joy and No Fun:

    The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

    by Jennifer Senior

    Ecco

    $26.99 List Price

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    Jennifer Senior & Jodi Cantor at St. Joseph's College

    Greenlight partners with St. Joseph's College to present the Brooklyn Voices series of lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion. The Brooklyn Voices series promotes and enhances the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing writers, artists,…

    Greenlight partners with St. Joseph's College to present the Brooklyn Voices series of lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion. The Brooklyn Voices series promotes and enhances the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing writers, artists, and intellectuals with a local forum in which to discuss and present their works.

    When New York magazine contributing editor Jennifer Senior’s cover article “All Joy and No Fun” was published in 2010, it set off a firestorm of responses in the media and blogosphere. Sharing scientific experiments and studies that show parents are no happier than their childless peers, Senior argued that although parenting can come at a high price, the high rewards are not always measurable by surveys and questionnaires. Now, Senior’s fresh and highly anticipated debut book brings together an extensive amount of research in history, sociology, economics, psychology and anthropology, as well as interviews from the parenting trenches themselves, to examine how children have truly reshaped parents’ lives. Senior talks with Jodi Cantor, New York Times correspondent and author of the bestelling and critically acclaimed biography of the Obama family, about the huge body of research on the paradoxes of modern parenting, and why her unique take on the issue became such a flashpoint for parents and non-parents alike.

    St. Joseph’s College is located at 245 Clinton Avenue. Staff will direct guests to the Tuohy Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

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  • Dev Aujla

    Dev Aujla presents 50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms Greenlight neighbor and CEO of recruiting firm Catalog Dev Aujla builds on years of experience to present a discussion and workshop that pulls back the curtain on work, career, and the ever-fluctuating …

    Dev Aujla presents 50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms

    Greenlight neighbor and CEO of recruiting firm Catalog Dev Aujla builds on years of experience to present a discussion and workshop that pulls back the curtain on work, career, and the ever-fluctuating and ever-maddening job market. Aujla’s new book, 50 Ways to Get a Job, based on his popular website of the same name, offers practical, tangible steps to finding (and getting) the right job. Filled with anecdotes and advice from professionals ranging from a wilderness guide to an architect, it includes quick-step exercises that helps one avoid the common pitfalls of navigating a modern career. Aujla presents his new book, and discusses his tried-and-tested methods, personalized for individual job seekers, at tonight’s event.

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