Thursday, March 26, 2020
7 – 8:30 pm
Unpacking the Book series is moving online! Join us at our originally scheduled time for a Zoom conversation with Josh Gondelman (Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results, Harper Perennial) and author Rebecca Dinerstein Knight (Hex, Viking) together with Tablet Magazine’s Stephanie Butnick.
Join us from anywhere, no video/microphone necessary (video of you will not be visible to others).
Join the webinar on Thursday, March 26 at 7 pm EDT at https://zoom.us/j/287602641
Meeting ID: 287 602 641
Or by phone: US: +1.646.558.8656
We encourage you to purchase books online from either your local indie bookstore, or another third party retailer.
Actions and intentions — which matter more? And what happens when your best intentions have unintended results? These questions have long been debated in Jewish texts, and author and comedian Josh Gondelman (Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results, Harper Perennial) and author Rebecca Dinerstein Knight (Hex, Viking) bring them to the present day. Together with Tablet Magazine’s Stephanie Butnick, they discuss the funny, the unnerving, and the often quite serious business of being human today, and how they explore the subject in their writing.
Josh Gondelman is the author of Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results and a comedian and writer who has earned two Peabody Awards, three Emmys, and two WGA Awards for his work on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO. He is currently a writer/producer for Desus & Mero on Showtime. In the past, Josh has written for Billy on the Street. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, and the New Yorker. He lives in New York City with his wife and pug.
Rebecca Dinerstein Knight is the author of the novel Hex, the novel and screenplay The Sunlit Night, and a collection of poems, Lofoten. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker online, among others. Born and raised in New York City, she lives in New Hampshire.
Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet and a host of the Unorthodox podcast. She is the author, along with her co-hosts, of The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between. She has written for the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.