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« Week of December 3, 2012 »
Start: 7:00 pm

After waking up strapped to a hospital bed, New York Post reporter Susannah Cahalan learned she had been violent and catatonic, exhibiting a gamut of strange, inexplicable behavior. Her memoir chronicles her journey from suffering from a mysterious illness to the chance act that led to her diagnosis. Hers is a story of autoimmune disease, the vagaries of the brain, and diagnosing the undiagnosable.  

Start: 6:00 pm

The author of The Singularity is Near and The Age of Intelligent Machines returns with a new goal: reverse-engineer the brain and utilize this knowledge to create more intelligent machines. Merging the human mind with technology, Ray Kurzweil’s groundbreaking research on the workings of the neocortex aims to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, ushering in a new era of human progress. 

Pre-purchase a copy of How to Create a Mind and receive one free ticket. An additional ticket can be purchased for $5. Please call 617-566-6660 for tickets, or purchase ticket/book bundles below.

Start: 7:00 pm

The Pilgrim is a literary magazine produced by the homeless community of downtown Boston and edited by Atlantic columnist James Parker. Founded in December 2011, it has provided monthly doses of memoir, poetry, protest, prayer and reportage from the streets and shelters of the city. Celebrate the magazine’s first birthday with Parker and his pilgrim writers. 

Start: 7:00 pm

Go the F*ck to Sleep illustrator Ricardo Cortés returns with the history behind coffee and cola, tempting the reader with secret plots, the true story behind coca-cola, and what coca-cola had to do with Prohibition (quite a bit, actually). It’s a gloriously illustrated tale of hypocrisy and intrigue.

Start: 5:00 pm

Using her ingenious passion for yoga, Ana Forrest has changed the lives of thousands, encouraging people to work through their trauma and fear with her intense, joyful breed of yoga.  Her book, Fierce Medicine, seeks to excavate both body and soul by embracing life's trials and acknowledging the value of your fear, so that you can hunt it down, and tame it.  There has never been a more aptly titled book.

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