Teddy Wayne and Susannah Cahalan

Author photo of Teddy WayneAuthor photo of Susannah CahalanIN-PERSON: Live on Fulton St!
Thursday, July 14, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Teddy Wayne presents The Great Man Theory
In conversation with Susannah Cahalan

Fiction can be a strange mirror of our times, and acclaimed author Teddy Wayne—whose work explores capitalism, alienation, and masculinity—highlights some of the strangest strains of our current political turmoil in his new novel The Great Man Theory. Paul is a recently demoted adjunct instructor of freshman comp, a divorced but devoted Brooklyn dad, and a self-described “curmudgeonly crank” cataloging his bitterness toward the priorities of modern life in a polemic he’s calling The Luddite Manifesto. Outraged by the authoritarian creeps ruining the country, he is determined to better the future for his young daughter, one aggrieved lecture at a time—but shockingly, others in his life aren’t very receptive to Paul’s scoldings. As Paul endures one indignity after the next, he concocts a dramatic plan to right the world’s wrongs and give himself a more significant place in it. Wayne is joined by award-winning author, journalist, and public speaker Susannah Cahalan for a reading and conversation graphing America's cultural landscape through the lens of his "wise...grimly funny...dyspeptic satire of the Trump years" (Esquire).

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Teddy Wayne author photo credit: Tracy Pennoyer
Susannah Cahalan author photo credit: Shannon Taggart

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Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Great Man Theory By Teddy Wayne Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635578720
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - July 12th, 2022

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness By Susannah Cahalan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538715277
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 14th, 2020

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