MJCCA Book Fest Presents Ari Shapiro in conversation with Michael Seiden - Signal Fires

MJCCA Book Fest Presents Ari Shapiro in conversation with Michael Seiden - Signal Fires

Sunday, Nov 12, 2023 7:30 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30338

From the beloved host of NPR's "All Things Considered," a stirring memoir-in-essays that is also a lover letter to journalism.

The 32nd Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA welcomes Ari Shapiro for a discussion on his new book, "The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening." Shapiro will appear in conversation with WSB-TV's Michael Seiden.

A Cappella will have copies of "The Best Strangers in the World" available for purchase at the venue.

About the Book

In his first book, broadcaster Ari Shapiro takes us around the globe to reveal the stories behind narratives that are sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking, but always poignant. He details his time traveling on Air Force One with President Obama, or following the path of Syrian refugees fleeing war, or learning from those fighting for social justice both at home and abroad.

As the self-reinforcing bubbles we live in become more impenetrable, Ari Shapiro keeps seeking ways to help people listen to one another; to find connection and commonality with those who may seem different; to remind us that, before religion, or nationality, or politics, we are all human. "The Best Strangers in the World" is a testament to one journalist's passion for considering all things—and sharing what he finds with the rest of us.

About the Author

Ari Shapiro is the award-winning cohost of NPR's "All Things Considered," the most listened-to radio news program in the United States. In addition to his reporting, Shapiro frequently appears as a guest singer with the "little orchestra" Pink Martini. He created the original one-man show, "Homeward," in 2016, and since 2019, has performed and toured the stage show Och and Oy with Tony Award–winner Alan Cumming. He lives in Washington, DC.