Leslie Jamison and Meghan Daum at Books Beneath the Bridge

July 23, 2018, 7:00 PM

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Granite Prospect at Pier 1
Brooklyn, NY

Leslie Jamison, author of The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath, joins Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, for our annual evening at Brooklyn Bridge Park.  For six summer Mondays, independent bookstores of Brooklyn curate readings for Books Beneath the Bridge, with discussions, signings and beautiful skyline views. Community Bookstore is thrilled to host Leslie Jamison and Meghan Daum on Monday, July 23rd and 7 pm.


Leslie Jamison is the author of the essay collection The Empathy Exams, a New York Times bestseller, and the novel The Gin Closet, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, and her work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, Harper's, the New York Times Book Review, the Oxford American, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She directs the undergraduate nonfiction program at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the novelist Charles Bock, and their two daughters.

Meghan Daum is the author of four books, most recently the collection of original essays The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, which won the 2015 PEN Center USA Award for creative nonfiction. She is also the editor of the New York Times bestseller Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers  on the Decision Not To Have Kids. The recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2016 NEA grant, Meghan was an opinion columnist at The Los Angeles Times for more than a decade and has also written for numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Vogue. 

This reading will be at the Granite Prospect amphitheatre in Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Click here for exact directions. From The River Cafe, at the corner of Old Fulton and Furman St, face the water and enter the park to your left. Walk along the water and you'll see signs directing you to the amphitheatre!